Everyone is welcome here
Library Services provides a wide range of high-quality library and information services to USW students, academics and researchers.
Getting Started at the Library
Every library is different so get to know yours.
Whether you are studying online or coming to campus this guide will help you get started using the library.
We have added the following new guides for 2022
Types of assignment - This explains the types of assignments that students could be asked to submit at USW.
Harvard Referencing - We have added some Lib Guide style guides to our referencing styles. This is a more visual guide, that presents the information in shorter more focused pieces, that are easier for students to understand and navigate.
Writing your literature review -An introduction to the literature review process, including its purpose and strategies, guidelines, and resources to get you started.
Whether you are working as part of a team, want some peace and quiet, or a place to unwind and relax, we have a study space for you. Find out more about your campus library study spaces.
New Study pods at Treforest - we have invested in two brand new study pods, perfect for collaborative work, discussing and sharing ideas or to practice presentations
You can borrow a laptop for 1 week.
Self service laptop lockers are on every campus. Available on first come first serve basis.
There is no charge for this service.
Future Ready Students - Library events programme We have a fantastic program of events this year ranging from Library and study skills classes to author talks, database training sessions, and much more. Join us!
If you have a question about the Library, check our frequently asked questions.
If you cannot find what you are looking for here, use our 24/7 chat service.
or call in and talk to us.
Library Services has invested in a range of new online databases.
In July we welcomed Rhian Plenty to our team. Rhian began her career as a Teacher of English and then worked as a Library Adviser in FE. Rhian joined USW in 2022 as Faculty Librarian for FLSE with responsibility for Sport & Chiropractic in Glyntaff and Treforest Campuses.
Your librarian can help you get the most out of both the online and physical libraries.
If you want help with finding resources for your assignments or just want to know more about library services you can make an appointment with your specialist librarian.
Appointments to choose from:
Book an appointment online
or email your librarian to arrange a date and time.