Your Library is an important part of College life. We have 5 libraries throughout the college: Gorseinon; Tycoch; Llwyn-y-Bryn as well as HE libraries in Tycoch and Sketty Hall.
Our libraries are very popular places to find a place to study or discover books directly related to your learning. We also have a wealth of electronic resources, including eBooks, eJournals and eNewspapers and specialist e-resources not available via Google.
Each site has a Library Advisor dedicated to support you with your studies. Our Advisors are available in person, on Teams or email. They can help you with all aspects of your work: from finding information to referencing or proofreading your assignment.
Find out more about our Library services and resources below.
What our students say
The staff are always helpful and are always more than ready to offer assistance"
The library has been a great help to me this year. I will really miss being able to use it when my course finishes"
The library staff are so incredibly friendly and the library overall is a fantastic place to study in"
I really appreciate the work that you all put in to make the library such a great place to work"
Thank you Gower College Swansea Library staff for all your help"
More than just a library
- Flexible learning spaces
- Access to PCs, laptop loans, printing and copying
- A wide range or resources
- Provides group library skills sessions
- Free wifi
- Knowledgeable and supportive staff
- One-to-one support through your research journey
- 24/7 access to electronic resources
- Bookable teaching zones
- Stationery shop
Llwyn Y Bryn
University Centre (Tycoch)
Can I use the Library?
Our Libraries are now fully open and spaces can be used without booking.
How do I borrow books?
You can browse for books or reserve online and borrow at each Library (Sketty Hall excluded).
How do I return my books?
Students can now return books at each of the Libraries.
Can I renew my books from home?
You can renew your books via Library Search on Moodle. Use your College Login details.
Are there any eBooks I can access?
Yes, all eBooks are catalogued and can be found via Library Search. Click on Read me and enter your College login details. You may also find links to relevant eBooks on your Courses Moodle page.
Can I access any other electronic resources?
Yes, our electronic resources including eBooks, eJournals, specialist databases and GCS TV are available via Library Online/eResources 24/7 on Moodle. All our electronic resources will need your College login to access them.
Can I get support from the Library?
We offer face-to-face and online support with our Library Advisors. This can be done by contacting them via your Course Team on Office 365 or by making an online appointment using Book a Librarian. There you will also find a list of all the areas we can support you with.
How can I contact the Library?
You can contact your Library via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone:
Tycoch Library: 01792 284133
Gorseinon Library: 01792 892231
University Centre Library: 01792284072
Llywn y Bryn Library: 01792 284335
We are also available on social media: Facebook (Gower College Swansea Library Services), Twitter (GCSLibrary) and Instagram (gowercollege_library).
What are the Library Opening times?
Llwyn y Bryn
Monday and Wednesday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am – 7:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Monday and Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
University Centre Library (Tycoch)
Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:30 - 4:00pm