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Library and Information Services

‌DACE has its very own library - the South Wales Miners’ Library (SWML). As a DACE student, your first contact for library support and information is the South Wales Miners’ Library, which is located on the Hendrefoelan Campus and at the DOVE Workshop, Banwen. We provide library facilities and support for all students registered on DACE courses – no matter what subject you are studying or where you are being taught.

South Wales Miners’ Library – The DACE Library

We hold books, journals and audio-visual materials on a wide range of subjects including: art; history; local studies; philosophy; sociology; women’s studies; politics; literature; Welsh language and literature; performing arts; music; IT; general science; astronomy; archaeology; and environmental studies. We loan books for 4 weeks, and unlike other Swansea University libraries, we don’t charge fines!

Being the Adult Education Library, we are geared up for dealing with part time mature students. We strive to provide a friendly and flexible library service in a relaxed atmosphere.

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We provide a book box service for community based classes and also offer a postal loans and an enquiry service. Other resources at the SWML and Banwen Library include:

  • PCs with access to the World Wide Web and word processing packages

  • Printing and photocopying facilities

  • A video, DVD player and cassette players

  • Study spaces

  • Library Guides

    All DACE students have borrowing rights at SWML and Banwen Library. Students on accredited courses, the part- time degree and postgraduate students are also entitled to borrowing rights in the Library and Information Centre on the Singleton Campus.

    If you have any questions or want any further information about any of the support provided by Library and Information Services (including obtaining Library cards and IT accounts), please contact the South Wales Miners’ Library team.


    Karen Dewick (Subject Librarian) and the SWML team
    South Wales Miners’ Library, Swansea University, Hendrefoelan Campus, Gower Road, Swansea SA2 7NB.

    Tel: +44 (0)1792 518603/518693
    Fax: +44 (0)1792 518694