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Summer Ball


The Main Library will be CLOSED on Saturday 27th May due to the Summer Ball. The Main Library will close at 9pm on Friday 26th May and re-opening 9am on Sunday 28th May.

The Deiniol Library will be open on Saturday between 9am and 9pm.

The Computer Rooms CR1 and CR2 in the Main University Building will also be closed on Saturday 27th May. You can use the 24 hour computer room in the Deiniol Library building as an alternative.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Please also note that the Main, Deiniol and Normal Site libraries will be OPEN on the Bank Holiday Monday (29th May) Main/Deiniol: 9am and 9pm, Normal Site: 9-5pm

Deiniol Library 24/7

The Deiniol Library is open 24/7, 7 Days a Week during exam times.
April 19th until May 25th 2017

Archives Opening times

Archives Opening times: The Archives will be closed on Friday, 9th of June 2017 for staff training.

Archives Exhibition

Polly Wilton, a volunteer with the Archives and Special Collections, has been busy creating an exhibition based on a postcard of Bangor. Pop to the Shankland reading room in the Library to view her 3D model which recreates the scene and pick up a leaflet that reveals the story behind the postcard.

Polly Wilton


Thank you very much:

Alexandra Wuergler (Senior Ambassador)

Ankita Goyal     

Finvola Dunphy                  

Laurence Jones

Thandiwe Mphoka

..for helping the Library & Archives Service improve our services for students.

We will be looking for new library ambassadors for next year, if you are interested, e-mail: libsupport@bangor.ac.uk and we'll send you an applicaton pack in September 2017

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New Wales-wide library system will foster greater collaboration between universities

A new library management system which will promote collaboration between cross-sector libraries in Wales will be celebrated at an event in the National Assembly today (Thursday 22 September 2016). [More]

Left to right: Julie James, Minister for Skills & Science, Sue Hodges, Director of Libraries & Archives BU and chair of WHELF, Mandy Powell, Head of CILIP Cymru and Hywel James, Principal Librarian of Gwynedd Library Service.
[Photograph credit: Mike Hall.]

Staff Training Sessions

The library and archives service are delivering a number of training sessions for research staff and postgraduate students during semester 1.
See more details here:

Research Staff

Postgraduate Students

New Loan Periods and Borrowing Entitlements:
Bangor University staff and students

We’ve reviewed and simplified our standard loan periods and increased the number of items most library users can borrow at a time.

From 25th August 2016, entitlements will be:

  No. of items Standard Loan Period
Undergraduates 15 4 weeks*
(Masters & Research)
30 4 weeks*
University staff
(Academic & Support)
30 4 weeks*
External Borrowers 6 2 weeks

Please remember that all loans are subject to recall, and due dates will be reduced if a borrowed item is wanted by another library user.

*Standard loan items which have not been recalled by another user will be auto-renewed for a further 4 week loan period 7 days before they are due (NB auto-renewals do not apply to loans to external borrowers).

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