Studying Environment

Library and Archive Services

Bangor University’s library facilities offer an extensive collection of books and journals and many of the journals are available online in full-text format.

Also available are databases, videos and CDs; micro material; a wonderful manuscript collection and a web-based catalogue to access e-books, e-journals, past exam papers, subject guides and other learning resources.

Visit the Library and Archive pages for more information.

IT and Computing Facilities

The University provides nine 24-hour computer rooms and over 1,000 computers dedicated to student use. Should you wish to use your own laptop, wireless network areas are available in all libraries as well as many teaching buildings.

Every bedroom in Bangor University halls has internet access via the University network. Should you need any advice or help, the IT helpdesk will be able to assist you by phone, email or in person.

A wide range of specialist software is available in all University computer rooms, with much of this available from your own computer anywhere that has an internet connection.

Further information on all IT facilities and services.


Learning support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by means of Bangor University's extensively developed online learning resource, Blackboard.

A virtual learning environment, Blackboard is a powerful tool that supports and enhances students' learning experience by providing access to course notes, articles, reading materials, spreadsheets, databases, Powerpoint lecture slides, discussion boards, announcement pages and much more.

Each degree scheme and unique module has its own dedicated Blackboard microsite. The vast majority of all essential material will be made available to students via this site, as will supplementary materials. Lively discussions on topical subjects relevant to specific modules can also take place in the Blackboard virtual seminar room.

Every module leader will make extensive use of this facility to enhance and support each and every student's learning and development.

Printing and Photocopying

Black and white laser printing is available in all computer rooms, including colour printing in sizes from normal A4 to poster size A0.

Self-service photocopiers are located throughout the University.

The Printing and Binding Unit offers volume printing and project / thesis binding, as well as a vast range of other services.

Students with Disabilities

The University can assist with applications for the Disabled Students Allowance, which will help students with disabilities to access the assistive technology and support needed to make the most of their studies.

Two specialised Assistive Technology rooms are provided for the sole use of disabled students or those with additional needs. The rooms contain computers running a range of assistive software, Braille embosser, Rainbow scanner, CCTV magnifier and height adjustable furniture. Additionally, a Braille printer is available in the Main Arts library - this can provide Braille output in both English and Welsh from any electronic text.

Visit the Disability Service for further information about University provision.

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