You automatically become a member of the library when you receive your Student ID Card as part of the University registration process.
You can access your library account through the My Account link on FINDit, the library catalogue.
Use your USW student number and IT password to log into FINDit.
Find out more about My Account with our 'how to' film.
These short films will help you manage My Account, find books, ebooks and journal articles via FINDit.
To access all the online facilities you will need to set up your IT account using the Self-service Account Administration Service (SSAA)
Your password will expire after 120 days - to reset it use SSAA.
Help and Support
Ask at the Information & Service Desk in the library if you need help with IT.
You can also contact IT directly.
Tel: 01443 2 82882
Username - in this format: studentIDnumber@southwales.ac.uk e.g. email@example.com
Password - your normal password
You can log on to eduroam at any participating institution across the world. Find out more on the eduroam website.
Printing, photocopying and scanning
Your print account is created automatically as part of your Student IT account.
You can add credit to your account in the library kiosk or on online via the SSAA.
You can print from your own devices.
5p – A4 black and white
10p – A3 black and white
20p – A4 colour
40p – A3 colour
Scanning is free
Find out more on the USW Print and Design website.
Student Development & Study Skills Service
Help with study skills e.g. effective reading, maths, statistics, referencing, presentation and understanding essay questions.
Support and advice for disabled students and students with dyslexia.
Pontypridd and Cardiff Telephone: 01443 482080
Newport Telephone: 01633 432505
How many books can I borrow?
Undergraduates & taught postgraduates - 15 items
Staff and Research students - 25 items
How do I find them?
Use FINDit to find details of all our print books and ebooks
How do I take them out?
Use our self-service machines