You're welcome to bring your car to the Library while building work is happening, but please be aware of changes to traffic flow in our reduced car park. More information can be found on our Building Works page.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Drivers with a valid disable badge are exempt from paying.
Spaces need to be pre-arranged and the designated bays used. Please contact the Library’s Porters to arrange this, 01970 632 848 or prifporthor(at)llgc.org.uk
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.
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.
The Bus Station is located next to the train station. There are various local connections and connections to Birmingham and London. For further information visit Traveline Cymru.
Monday to Friday during term time only