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South Wales Miners' Library Support Guide

Welcome to the South Wales Miners' Library Support Guide.

Researchers wishing to access our special collections can book 2.5hr sessions in our reading room.

The sessions will be:

10–12.30pm & 1.30–4pm  Monday to Friday

To book a session please email:

Or, telephone: 01792 518603

Students and staff may come into the library to browse, photocopy, study and use a PC during opening hours, without appointments.

SWML Subject Support Team

Hello, we are the South Wales Miners' Library Team, and we are here to help you find all the information you need to support your studies. 

Please just ask any member of staff for help!

Sian Williams: Head of Special Collections and Librarian, South Wales Miners' Library

Karen Dewick: Subject Support Librarian for Adult Education

Joanne Waller: Senior Librarian Assistant

Rhian Phillips: Special Collections Digitisation Assistant

Mandy Orford: Library Assistant

Jonathan Davies: Library Assistant

Caroline Crudge: Library Assistant

Meg Clark: Library Assistant

The Miners' Library

At the South Wales Miners’ Library we pride ourselves in providing a friendly, flexible and efficient library experience in a relaxed environment.

To support part-time, distance and students on placement we offer a range of services to make your lives easier, such as:

  • Telephone and on-line book renewals
  • Ordering of materials (for example, books from the Library on the Singleton campus can be sent to the South Wales Miners’ Library or our branch library in Banwen and vice versa, without charge)
  • Postal loans
  • Advice and guidance on using the Library and our on-line resources
  • Answering queries by phone, email or in person
  • Help with assignment research and using IT
  • Book-box provision for community based classes
  • Quiet study areas

Please contact us by phone, email or in person if you need any assistance or have any queries. 

We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you soon!

ACE (Adult and Continuing Education)

ACE provide flexible part-time learning opportunities for adults throughout the South West Wales region ranging from one-off lectures, taster sessions, accredited courses, Certificates, Diplomas to BA (Honours) Degrees. All are taught by friendly, expert Swansea University staff who strongly believe in the benefits of lifelong learning. They can also help you choose the right course and tell you about available financial support.

Contact ACE:  Email:  |  Web:

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