Your Library is an important part of College life. Whilst our physical spaces are currently unavailable, you will still have access to books through our Click and Collect service and online access to our wealth of electronic resources, including eBooks, eJournals and eNewspapers and specialist databases. We continue to offer support with your studies from our dedicated team of Library Advisors online, via Teams on Office 365 and email.

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
 

Your libraries

Tycoch Library


Tycoch
01792 284133

Gorseinon Library


Gorseinon
01792 890731

Llwyn Y Bryn Library


Llwyn Y Bryn
01792 284335

Llwyn Y Bryn Library


University Centre (Tycoch)
01792 284172

 

Email: library@gcs.ac.uk

Library Moodle Page

Moodle link

Library questions

Can I use the Library?

At the current time, students are not able to study at our Libraries without booking, however, browsing of books is allowed. Students can book a PC or study space via Click n Click.

How do I borrow books?

We are currently offering a Click and Collect service where books can be reserved online.  Go to Library Search on Moodle, where you will have the option to reserve a book by logging in with your College username and password. You will receive an email when your items are ready for collection.  Collection will be at your Campus Library.

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 are currently not offering face-to-face support, only online support with a Library Advisor. 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 library@gcs.ac.uk 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  
Opening Hours:  

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm 
Tuesday :8:30am - 8:00pm 
Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm 

Tycoch  
Opening Hours: 

Monday and Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm  
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am - 7:00pm  
Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm 

Gorseinon  
Opening Hours: 

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm 

University Centre Library (Tycoch)  
Opening Hours: 

Monday  8:30am - 4:30pm 
Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am - 9:00pm 
Friday 8:30 - 4:00pm 

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