Visitors are welcomed at the National Library of Wales.

Located majestically in the university town of Aberystwyth, the National Library of Wales enjoys spectacular views overlooking the town and Cardigan Bay. 

Built of beautiful Portland stone, visitors can enjoy the popular free guided tours each Monday morning at 11.00am and Wednesday 2.15pm.

The Library offers a wide range of exhibitions. These include exhibitions on Welsh history, art and also of rare books and manuscripts. They are constantly changed throughout the year and are free to the public. There is no need to be a Library member to visit these exhibitions - they are open to the public. Check the local press or website for details.

The Library has an extensive selection of hot and cold food at its Pen Dinas Cafe. Vistors are also able to consume their own food at Caffi Bach which is on the same floor as the reading rooms and also sells a smaller selection of drinks and snacks. The Library’s shop offers the customer various quality gifts from books to jewellery.  

The National Library of Wales is the national legal deposit library of Wales. It houses over a huge and varied collections; including five million books as well as over a million maps, as well as photographs, paintings and screen and sound archives. It's also a main resource for people interested in Family History. Members of the public can become readers.  The Library also has a civil wedding license.

A bus service between the Library, the University campus and town will begin operating in the autumn of 2012.

Follow the Library on Twitter (@NLWales) or Facebook. To book your place on the free guided tour please phone 01970 632 548 or book online 

Library Opening Hours: 9:30 – 6:00 Monday - Friday,  9:30 – 5:00 Saturday.