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Get paid to help us make your library the best place it can be.

Student Library Ambassadors will be teamed up with Academic Support Librarians to work on small projects and to co-ordinate how the Library and Archives Service obtains student feedback. 

This will involve liaising with Course Reps and students across the University as well as attending regular meetings with Library and Archives Service staff.  You will have influence over how the Library and Archives Service develops to improve services for students, and will play a vital role in the long-term efforts to improve communication between students and the Library and Archives Service.

The role will take approximately 2 - 3 hours per week. You’ll be paid £300 in two one-off fees of £150: one payable in December and the other payable in April. This is a great chance to add some fantastic skills to your CV, including: communication skills, teamwork, market research, and helping to develop service innovation. [More]

The Shankland Lectures 2015

Treasures from the Bangor Library and Archives

Venue: Shankland Library, Main Arts Library, Bangor University
Entrance via the Vice-Chancellor's Corridor

  • 5pm Wednesday 14 October 2015 (Week 3): Dr Sue Niebrzydowski- In the Palm of Her Hand: The Medieval Reader of Bangor MSS/3, a Fifteenth-Century Book of Hours.

Main Library open 24/7 from 28th September

Read - Research - Revise
All through the day and night!


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More Books

Do we have enough copies of the books that you need?
Are the books on your reading list available in the library?

If not, please let us know.

International Open Access Week

Programme of events at Bangor University, 19 - 23 October 2015

For more information about these events or to book your place to attend, please contact

Lifetime Library Access

If you live in or around Bangor you may want to continue using the Library and we can arrange for you to have a library card to continue to access the University’s library.

The Alumni borrowing entitlement is 6 items on loan at any one time. Please note that some categories of stock are not available for borrowing by associate borrowers, such as short loan items and electronic access is not included.

To request library access, please email:

Number 1 Library in Wales!

Results from the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015 show that our libraries have been rated top in Wales for ‘good library and good library opening hours’.

Our score of 6.5 was also the second highest score across the 113 institutions surveyed, and puts us at equal 5th in the UK.

Bangor University’s Director of Libraries and Archives, Sue Hodges, said "We are delighted by the outcome of this survey. Library and Archives staff have worked incredibly hard to improve services and facilities, and it is rewarding that students have acknowledged how we support teaching, learning and research, and also appreciate our extensive opening hours. We will continue to work closely with students and the Students Union to improve our services and plan for the future.”

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