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.”

Library Help During Exams

How the Library can support you during revision and exams?

We understand that revision and exam time can be stressful. Here are some services and resources from the library that might help. If you have any questions or if we can help with anything, please let us know. Email library@bangor.ac.uk

Long opening times

Main Library and Deiniol Library are both open 24/7 until the end of May and Normal Library is open until late on weeknights as well as Saturday afternoons. See our webpage for full details of opening times at all our sites.

Service desk staff – here for you!

If you need help or assistance, go to the service desk (in the foyer). Service desks are open late on weeknights and Customer Service staff are also here for part of the weekend. Staff are on site:

Monday-Friday 09.00-21.00 (Main, Deiniol & Normal)
Saturday 12.00-17.00 (Main, Deiniol & Normal)
Sunday 12.00-17.00 (Main & Deiniol Only)

One-to-one help from the Academic Support Team

The Academic Support team are on hand for in-depth help with searching our databases, problems with ebooks or any resources, referencing software and more! See our webpage to find the Academic Support Librarian for your college.

Chat service

Not in the library but need help? You can instant chat with us Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Look out for the red “Ask-the-Library’ banner on our webpages and start chatting using the widget!

Group meeting rooms

Want a quieter space to study together? How about one of our group meeting rooms? We have bookable rooms at Main and Normal libraries - there must be at least 3 people in your group, and rooms can be booked for 2 hours at a time

Food and Drink

There are vending machines at Main, Deiniol and Normal which serve a range of hot and cold drinks as well as snacks. Each site also has a drinking water fountain.

We don’t allow hot food in any of our buildings due to the extra rubbish and odours hot food can produce. Also, please don’t take hot drinks or any food into the reading areas, but use the designated eating areas (by vending machines or sofas in foyers /corridors) instead.

Alternative study spaces

The Library can get very busy, especially the PCs. A list of other spaces where you can find a seat and/or a pc if the Library is too busy can be found at http://www.bangor.ac.uk/itservices/pclabs/index.php