Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and the well-being of readers, visitors and staff, the Library building in Aberystwyth is closed for an indefinite period.
To enjoy the experience of using the Reading Rooms, you must first have a valid Reader's Ticket.
The National Library of Wales is a reference library only, and material has to be consulted in one of our 3 reading rooms, or where available, online. Readers are encouraged to pre-order material before their visit; this is essential if visiting on a Saturday, as we only issue material on a Saturday which has been pre-ordered during the week, or which has been placed on reserve during the week. More details can be found on our Item Delivery Times page.
For details regarding the different levels of access please see the What can I access page.
Wi-fi is free and available in all the Reading Rooms.
To enable you to make the best use of your time at the Library, we hold regular information sessions where you can have a one to one session with a staff member on how to use the catalogues, and an introduction to the resources available for your research. These sessions cover:
The Library has equipment available in its reading rooms to assist with access to our resources, and includes:
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