How to get to the Library

Travelling by Car

Postal address and details for Satellite Navigation:


The National Library of Wales
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
Wales
SY23 3BU


Drivers note: Those using 'sat nav' systems to arrive at the National Library may need to confirm that their system has been update. Older systems may confuse the Library's post code address with Llanbadarn Rd which runs directly below the Library and Penglais Hill. The Library is clearly sign posted along the main roads into Aberystwyth.

Travelling from the North

On the A487 from Machynlleth, come down Penglais Hill passing the Arts Centre and the new University campus on your left. The National Library of Wales is on the left hand side immediately after Pantycelyn Hall of Residence. The Library is at the end of a 400 metre drive, overlooking Aberystwyth.

Travelling from Mid Wales

Along the A44 from Llangurig you will come to a small roundabout in Llanbadarn, take the first exit left. You will then come to another small roundabout, take the second exit towards Aberystwyth along the residential road, Llanbadarn Rd, passing Plascrug Leisure Centre on your left. At the end of Llanbadarn Rd at the junction with the Coopers Arms, turn right up Penglais Hill. After passing the entrance to Bronglais Hospital, turn right at the post box. The Library is at the end of a 400 metre drive overlooking Aberystwyth.

Travelling from the South

Along the A487 from Aberaeron you will come to a roundabout in Penparcau. Take the second exit to come down Pen y Bont Hill. At the bottom of the hill you will approach another roundabout next to the retail developments at Parc y Llyn. Take the fourth exit, signposted Llanbadarn Fawr. Before entering the village of Llanbadarn Fawr, turn left along Llanbadarn Rd, passing Plascrug Leisure Centre on your left. At the end of Llanbadarn Rd at the junction with the Coopers Arms, turn right up Penglais Hill. After passing the entrance to Bronglais Hospital, turn right at the post box. The Library is at the end of a 400 metre drive overlooking Aberystwyth.

Parking

Visitors and readers to The National Library of Wales will be charged a small fee for parking (Monday - Friday only).

  • £1 (up to 4 hours)
  • £2 (over 4 hours - full day until (18:15)

Drivers with a valid disable badge are exempt from paying.

Bus and mini bus

Spaces need to be pre-arranged and the designated bays used. Please contact the Library’s Porters to arrange this, 01970 632 848 or prifporthor@llgc.org.uk

Parking receipts can be used as payment towards one purchase in the Library at the Pen Dinas Cafe, Shop or photocopying services on the day of parking only. Money will not be refunded against parking receipts.

Travelling by Train

Aberystwyth train station is located in the centre of the town, a 15 minute walk to the Library or a short journey by taxi (located outside). Train services to Aberystwyth arrive from Shrewsbury every two hours. For more information contact Traveline Cymru.

Travelling by Bus

The Bus Station is located next to the train station. There are various local connections and connections to Birmingham and London. For further information visit Traveline Cymru.

Bus03

Travel from Aberystwyth Station or the Prom to the National Library, the Sports Centre and the Arts Centre via Bus 03.

This service connects locations in the town with the National Library of Wales, the Arts Centre and the University Sports Centre and will provide residents and visitors to Aberystwyth with an easy travel option to all three destinations.

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