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SWML - South Wales Miners' Library: Home

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DACE Subject Guide

Welcome to the South Wales Miners' Library Support Guide for part-time, distance, placement students and the Foundation Degree in Humanities.


The University is planning return to campuses and reopening of services with the health and safety of students and staff as its top priority. In accordance with guidance from Welsh Government and University Management, Library staff have been working closely with Health and Safety and Estates colleagues to plan a safe, phased return which enables social distancing of 2 metres, sanitiser points, and provision of services with minimal contact.  Please consult our webpage for up to date information.

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. 

Left to right: Rhian Phillips, Mandy Orford, Caroline Crudge, Karen Dewick, Jo Waller, Sian Williams, Julie Came, Jonathan Davies (Meg Clark, not in picture)

Please just ask any member of staff for help!

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!

DACE (Department of Adult and Continuing Education)

DACE 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 DACE:   Tel: 01792 602211  |  Email:  |  Web:


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Miners' Library Blog

We have been blogging since November 2012://minerssite.wordpress.comEstablished in 1973, the South Wales Miners' Library supports the teaching and research of Swansea University and promotes links with the wider community.

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