Singleton Park and Bay Campus Libraries

The Library and Information Centre at Singleton Park and the Bay Library are open 24 hours, every day of the year except for Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year’s Day (1 January). Desks are normally staffed from 8am-midnight seven days a week.



Building Open

Staffed Hours


Monday - Friday

24 hours

8am* - midnight

Saturday - Sunday

24 hours

8am - midnight

Opening times for other branches: South Wales Miners' Library Banwen ; St. David's Park Library

 *The service desks will be closed until 10am on Tuesday mornings for staff training.

Security staff will also be in the building during the evening hours.

Outside of staffed hours, the Libraries are open for self-service only... you are able to:

  • Borrow and renew most books using the self-issue machines.
  • Pay fines and fees of £5 or more by credit/debit card at the self-issue machines.
  • Return books using the self-return unit.
  • Renew and reserve books via iFind, the library catalogue. (During the Summer vacation you cannot reserve books).
  • Photocopy, print and scan.
  • Use the networked PCs and laptops.
  • Have access to books, journals, DVDs and all other items in the main collection.

But you are unable to:

  • Use the Short loan and Theses collections (although overnight loan books are available from the open shelves).
  • Pay fines by cash or under £5.
  • Issue out books if you owe fines.
  • Have the assistance of library staff for subject work.
  • Collect reserved books and items.
  • Place or pick up Inter-Library Loan requests.