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Aberconway Library



Aberconway Library Contact Details

Phone: 029 2087 4770
Extension: From Cathays Campus: 74770 / From Heath Park Campus: 01798 74770

Information Services
Cardiff University
PO Box 430
CF24 0DE

Additional information:

The address given above is the postal address for this library. 

The location of the library is:
Aberconway Building
Colum Drive
CF10 3EU

Aberconway Library is located on the ground floor of the Aberconway Building. The Aberconway Guest Study Centre is in the Guest Building next to the Aberconway Building. The European Documentation Centre (EDC) is located in the Aberconway Guest Study Centre.

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Book a group study room online!

Book a group study room online by completing the online booking form (Cardiff University username and password required). 


  • bookings can only be made for a maximum of 2 hours
  • consecutive bookings are not allowed

All room bookings are subject to our general Code of Conduct. Please note, other local policies may apply in some rooms.



Located in two adjacent buildings - Aberconway Library (Aberconway Building) and Aberconway Guest Study Centre (Guest Building)

    Aberconway Library
  • Situated on the ground floor, with a ramp at the entrance to the Library
  • Two parking spaces for disabled users
  • Accessible toilets on the ground floor of Aberconway Building
  • Low level enquiry desk
  • A service lift provides access to the 1st floor of the Library
  • Low level library catalogue terminals
  • Staff will retrieve books from the shelves, please ask for assistance
    Aberconway Guest Study Centre
  • All areas of the Aberconway Guest Study Centre are accessible for wheelchair users
  • Low level enquiry desk

Opening Hours

Summer Recess 2015 (Monday 15th June to Sunday 20th September) Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday9.00 to 17.00
Wednesday9.00 to 20.00
Saturday10.00 to 17.30
Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday)Closed

Aberconway Guest Study Centre / European Documentation Centre



Mr Stephen Ratcliffe

Position:Subject Librarian - Business
Telephone: 029 2087 6010Extension: Cathays Campus: 76010 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 76010

Ms Alice Percival

Position:Subject Librarian
Telephone: 029 2087 6010 Extension: From Cathays Park: 76010, From Heath Park 01798 76010

Ms Annette Seeley

Position:Library Operations Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 5311 Extension: From Cathays Park: 75311 / From Heath Park 01798 75311

Ms Susan Smith

Position:Subject Librarian
Telephone: 029 2087 6010Extension: Cathays Campus: 76010 / Heath Park Campus: 01798 76010

Mr Scott Pryor

Position:Learning Resources Officer
Telephone: 029 2087 6011Extension: 76011

Ms Karen Williams

Position:Assistant Library Operations Manager
Telephone: 029 2087 5311Extension: 75311

Further information

Aberconway Library provides information services for Cardiff Business School. It has information resources in business, economics and transport.

The  library contains:

  • On the ground floor, all the loan collections of books including short loan books, the main collection and the photocopy collection. The collection of company reports is also on the ground floor.
  • Informal browsing area on the ground floor with newspapers, the current journals collections and a digital plasma-screen TV showing news channels
  • A self-service book issue and return system, with a 24-hour returns service.
  • On the upper floor, the journals backfiles, along with the reference collection which includes directories, market reports, statistical publications, abstracting and indexing publications, and PhD theses
  • A lift between the two floors for disabled library users.
  • Silent study and research facilities on the first floor, with extra study spaces available in Aberconway Guest Study Centre (formerly known as Aberconway Guest Library).