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Library Essentials

Whether you are joining us at Cardiff Metropolitan University for your first year of studies here, or if you are a returning student back for another new year, Library Services staff at Cyncoed and Llandaff campuses would like to extend you a warm welcome. Make sure to drop in if you have any questions, we are always happy to help!

Learning Centres

Welcome to the Learning Centres! These are great places to study with plant and light-filled comfy spaces, quiet and social areas, computers, printers, water coolers, physical journals and books to browse and borrow.

We offer a friendly welcome where you get professional IT and library support and guidance at our helpdesks, and access to digital and academic skills training, our Learning Centres are open to all.

For more information on the study spaces available, and the services you can access, a good place to start are our Learning Centre pages.

First Steps...

So, you've been given your first reading list or assignment and need to get hold of study materials? Then start your journey with MetSearch!

MetSearch is Cardiff Met’s study resource search engine. Here you will find hundreds of thousands of academic resources that the library service has provided for your studies.

The best place to start when looking for resources is the reading list for your module or course – this will give you the titles of specific books, and journals you need to look at.

To help you get started, check out the following guides:

Need more help? Then come along to one of the Library Workshops where you'll receive expert guidance on many aspects of successful study, including how to use MetSearch. You can also book a 1-2-1 session with our team of Academic Librarians.

Explore our Academic Practice pages for a wealth of information on Learning at University, Finding and Using Resources, Academic Writing and more. And don't forget to check out our Top Study Tips!


Struggling to connect to the wi-fi, use a printer or access resources? Then check out the Library Services or IT Services websites where you'll a find a wealth of information to help you. If you're still struggling or can't find what you need, then get in touch.

There are a variety of ways to contact us to suit you. Whether you have a specific question or just require information about L&IS services, you should find all the contact details you need on our website. You'll also find quick guides on setting up WI-FI and information on how to book 1-2-1 appointments with an Academic Librarian or book on to a workshop. We are here to help you online and on campus, so please do get in touch!