Travelling by Car
Postal address and details for Satellite Navigation:
The National Library of Wales
Drivers note: Those using 'sat nav' systems to arrive at the National Library may need to confirm that their system has been update. Older systems may confuse the Library's post code address with Llanbadarn Rd which runs directly below the Library and Penglais Hill. The Library is clearly sign posted along the main roads into Aberystwyth.
Travelling from the North
On the A487 from Machynlleth, come down Penglais Hill passing the Arts Centre and the new University campus on your left. The National Library of Wales is on the left hand side immediately after Pantycelyn Hall of Residence. The Library is at the end of a 400 metre drive, overlooking Aberystwyth.
Travelling from Mid Wales
Along the A44 from Llangurig you will come to a small roundabout in Llanbadarn, take the first exit left. You will then come to another small roundabout, take the second exit towards Aberystwyth along the residential road, Llanbadarn Rd, passing Plascrug Leisure Centre on your left. At the end of Llanbadarn Rd at the junction with the Coopers Arms, turn right up Penglais Hill. After passing the entrance to Bronglais Hospital, turn right at the post box. The Library is at the end of a 400 metre drive overlooking Aberystwyth.
Travelling from the South
Along the A487 from Aberaeron you will come to a roundabout in Penparcau. Take the second exit to come down Pen y Bont Hill. At the bottom of the hill you will approach another roundabout next to the retail developments at Parc y Llyn. Take the fourth exit, signposted Llanbadarn Fawr. Before entering the village of Llanbadarn Fawr, turn left along Llanbadarn Rd, passing Plascrug Leisure Centre on your left. At the end of Llanbadarn Rd at the junction with the Coopers Arms, turn right up Penglais Hill. After passing the entrance to Bronglais Hospital, turn right at the post box. The Library is at the end of a 400 metre drive overlooking Aberystwyth.
Visitors and readers to The National Library of Wales will be charged a small fee for parking (Monday - Friday only).
- £1 (up to 4 hours)
- £2 (over 4 hours - full day until (18:15)
Drivers with a valid disable badge are exempt from paying.
Charging Electric Vehicles
The National Library of Wales has 10 75kw EV chargers and 30 22kw chargers providing a capacity for a total of 40 EVs making the National Library the largest charging hub in Wales. The Tritium chargers will charge from 0 to 80% in about 25 minutes where as the 22kw chargers will take 3-5hrs dependant on car model. You can pay via the Payter terminal, the Fuuse app, or through your web browser on your smartphone.
Bus and mini bus
Spaces need to be pre-arranged and the designated bays used. Please contact the Library’s Porters to arrange this, 01970 632 848 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking receipts can be used as payment towards one purchase in the Library at Caffi Pen Dinas, the Shop or the Library's photocopying services on the day of parking only. Money will not be refunded against parking receipts.
Travelling by Train
Aberystwyth train station is located in the centre of the town, a 15 minute walk to the Library or a short journey by taxi (located outside). Train services to Aberystwyth arrive from Shrewsbury every two hours. For more information contact Traveline Cymru.
Travelling by Bus
The Bus Station is located next to the train station. There are various local and national connections. For further information visit Traveline Cymru.