Cardiff Met offers Walk-in Access to a range of electronic databases and electronic learning resources.
Who can use it?
Anyone who is not a current member of staff or student at Cardiff Met can use the Walk-in service. These resources are only to be used for educational purposes, i.e., for the purpose of education, teaching, distance learning, private study and/or research. If you are unsure if this covers your use of these resources, please ask a member of library staff.
Please read our Walk-in Access - Acceptable Use policy for further information and take a look at our Walk-in Access Resources to see what we have to offer.
Walk in Access is available at both of our Learning Centres. Please check the opening hours before you visit.
It's also worth contacting us in advance of your visit to check the availability of the service and to ensure that we have the resources you require.
Please note that access to the service may be restricted at busy times, is provided on a strict ‘first come first served’ basis on dedicated terminals and usage is governed by Cardiff Met's Electronic Communication Policy.
Cyncoed Learning Centre
The library in Cyncoed Learning Centre houses a variety of resources to support students studying Education and Sport.
Education - Art, Community Education, Drama, Early Childhood Studies, Educational Leadership, Educational Research, Mathematics, Music, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Science.
Humanities - Creative Writing, English Literature, Modern History, Politics, Popular Culture.
Sport - Coaching, Conditioning and Rehabilitation, Dance, Exercise Science, Performance Analysis, Sport Development, Sport Management, Sport Medicine, Sport Psychology, Sport and Physical Education, Sport and Society.
The School Experience Collection contains books, resources and CDs for children aged between 3-16. It is primarily for students studying on initial teacher education courses but is open to all Cardiff Met staff and students.
We have a Welsh Collection room where Welsh Language books can be found. The collection contains materials related to Wales in general but also materials related to teaching in Wales.
Our Research Room has been newly refurbished and is ideal for quieter study. It also houses our Print journal collection.
We have group and quiet study areas dotted throughout the two floors.
You can also book one of the Study Rooms. Check the 'How to Book' guide for details on how to check room availability and manage your own booking.
Llandaff Learning Centre
The library in Llandaff Learning Centre houses collections that support the Schools of Art & Design, Health Sciences and Management.
Art and Design – Architecture, Art History, Art Theory, Ceramics, Design, Drawing, Film, Furniture Design, Glass, Graphic Communication, Illustration, Individual Artists, Interior Design, Jewellery, Music, Painting, Performance Art, Philosophy, Photography, Print Making, Product Design, Sculpture, Textiles
Health Sciences – Biomedical Sciences, Complementary Therapies, Dental Technology, Environmental Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Health and Social Care, Housing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Health, Podiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy, Sports Biomedicine and Nutrition
Management – Accounting, Business, Business Research Methods, E-Commerce, Events Management, Finance, Hospitality & Catering, Human Resources Management, Information Systems and Technology, Law, Management, Marketing, Project Management, Tourism
In addition to the main book and journal collections, Llandaff Learning Centre also houses several special collections, including the Slide Library, Artists' Books Collection, the Ceramics Collection and the Clinical Practice Collection.
The Research Room equipped with study desks and Apple Macs is ideal for quieter study.
We have study areas located throughout the building, which are suitable for quiet study or group work.
For times when you want to work undisturbed, we have a silent study area. Please keep noise to a minimum in this area.
You can also book one of the Study Rooms. Check the 'How to Book' guide for details on how to check room availability and manage your own bookings.
The ground floor of Llandaff Learning Centre is accessible 24/7.