Carmarthen Library

Carmarthen Library

Carmarthen Library

The library at Carmarthen Campus houses more than 110,000 books along with journals, DVDs, artefacts for teaching, children's books and more. The library also includes student computers, photocopiers and printing facilities. The library is fully catalogued allowing you to easily find the resources you need for your studies.

How to find us

The Library is situated opposite the Parry Block and Student Union on the Carmarthen Campus, and is also accessible from Y Cwad and the Carwyn James building.


The Library uses the Dewey Decimal System, but there are some separate locations for special collections.  Special Collections at Carmarthen Campus Library are indicated on the catalogue, and by a label on the spine of the book as follows:

BIG    Big Books: large children's story books
F   Folio Collection
REF   Reference
SCW   Sports Council for Wales
TP   Teaching Practice: books for use in the classroom with children
NOF - NOV   Children's Fiction - Novels
LLU - PIC   Children's Fiction - Picture Books
WIC   Coleg yr Annibynwyr Cymraeg: Welsh Independent's College
XL   Extra Large

You may also notice on the catalogue that some of our resources are located in the Stacks or Store.  To request any of these resources, please contact us.

Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms are located in Y Cwad. All rooms have wireless internet access.

Bookings must be made before 8pm on the evening before the reservation.  Bookings made after this time will not be honoured.  Please do not book the rooms outside of opening times: 08:30 - 18:59 Monday to Friday.

Please note that, due to the Carmarthen Campus Library refurbishment, Cwad Rooms 1, 2 and 3 will be open-access study rooms from 2 July - 2 September so will not be bookable in the usual way. Please visit the library enquiry desk in the Cwad if you have any questions.

To maximise availability of study rooms for all students, please note the restrictions below:

  • Maximum booking length: 3 hours
  • Bookings may be placed up to 21 days in advance
  • Bookings for the same room cannot be placed within 2 days of each other

Placing and managing Study Room bookings

Room Seats Equipment Booking
1 21 Projector and large projector screen, 2 computers Book Room 1
2 6 LCD presentation screen.
Connecting cables available in library.
Book Room 2
3 8 LCD presentation screen, 1 computer.
Connecting cables available in library.
Book Room 3
4 5 Table and chairs only. Access via external door opposite the Chapel. Book Room 4 

Visitors: Walk In Access to Online Resources


Opening Times: Carmarthen Campus Library

  2 July - 2 September

During the library closure there will be a library enquiry desk in the Cwad at the following times:

  [Please note that the enquiry desk will not be available from Monday 16 - Friday 20 July]
Monday 09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Friday 09:30 - 16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Please visit the enquiry desk with any library queries you have while the library is closed. You can also collect items that you have requested from other campuses or return items.

Please click here for further information on the refurbishment and how to access resources while we are closed

  3 September - 23 September
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:30
Saturday Closed [Open: 09:30 - 16:00, 15 September]
Sunday Closed