Books & eBooks
Search for specific titles or subjects using the Library Catalogue Here you will find information on printed books, journals, theses, DVDs, CDs and eBooks which you can read online.
DVD and Video Collections
The Off-Air DVD and Video Collections held at the Cardiff Campus contain off-air recordings of selected television programmes, feature and documentary films recorded from terrestrial and freeview digital channels up until 2009. The majority of these can be borrowed for a week at a time.
The Pre-Recorded DVD and Video Collections of commercially produced material complements the off-air collection. These can be borrowed for one week and are located on both campus libraries.
You can also view a wide range of TV and Radio programmes via BoB.
Music CD Collections
Music CD collections are held in both campus libraries. The collection reflects most musical genres from classical to indie, film scores to easy listening and world music to jazz.
Journals and Newspapers
We subscribe to a wide range of specialist journals and periodicals in both electronic and print formats. Print copies, including back issues are available at each campus library.
There are several ways of locating Theses. Find more information on our Theses page.
The Library has standing orders from many of the major galleries in the UK and receive the catalogues that accompany these exhibitions soon after the event. Catalogues can be discovered on FINDit, and you can search by artist, gallery or exhibition name. These catalogues are located on the main shelves.
There are a number of Special Collections held in the Cardiff Campus Library.
Henry Evans Theatre Programme Collection
This is a large collection of theatre programmes (PDF) kindly donated by the family of the late Henry Evans. It dates from the 1940s through to 2006. The collection is housed in the library, if you would like to view any of the programmes please ask a member of staff.
Story Telling Collection – George Ewart Evans
The collection was kindly donated by the Evans family. It contains a number of titles examining storytelling and oral history. The collection is housed in the ATRiuM library and is accessible by appointment, please email the Information Librarian Angharad Evans to make an appointment. Further information can be found on the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling
David Hurn Collection (Documentary Photography)
An archive of books and journals specialising in Documentary Photography, from the Magnum photographer’s personal collection.
Stuart Morgan Collection (Art)
Donated by the author’s family, this collection of exhibition catalogues from the 1980s & 1990s, includes some curated by the author. Some of his selected writings are also part of the collection.
Newport Survey Photographic Collection (Documentary Photography)
The Newport Survey Photographic Collection is a collection of black and white photographs taken by documentary photography students which documented Newport in the 1980s.
These photographs formed the basis of a series of 8 publications on various themes relating to the town, also called the Newport Survey. Details of the 2,200 images are available on the library catalogue and the photographs are available to view for reference only.
In addition we also have a small photographic collection of historical costumes.
Raissa Page Collection (Documentary Photography)
Donated by the photojournalist and co-founder of the Format Photographers Collective.
A selection of undergraduate and master dissertations is held at Cardiff Campus Library.
Sound Effects CD Collection
The sound effects, (BBC Sound Effects Series) CD Collection is available from the library at Cardiff Campus. They range in subject from transport, domestic, nature, human as well as electronically generated sounds.