Cardiff Metropolitan University E Library

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Cardiff Metropolitan University E Library

Cardiff Metropolitan University E Library

MetSearch (new e-Library and catalogue)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​MetSearch is Cardiff Met’s brand new library management system. MetSearch replaces Summon and the library catalogue, giving you a single place to ​​find electronic and print material and manage your library account.

You need to be signed in to manage your account, save your favourites and search all of our collections. Simply click on the Sign in link in the top right corner of any screen in MetSearch.

Access MetSearch in English or Welsh by clicking on one of the logos below:

​​e-Journal and Database A-Z

​​If you are looking for a specific e-journal title or database, you can access an e-journal A-Z and a database A-Z from the main menu bar in MetSearch.

Help/Report a Fault

You can contact us for help searching and finding information.

You can report a fault or a problem to ​


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We offer a vast collection of material covering all academic disciplines and research areas of Cardiff Met.  You can access MetSearch​​ to search our physical and electronic collections.​​

In September 2016 we introduced automatic loan renewals. ​ This means:

  • ​​​One week loan period: everything apart from reference items and 4-hour loans is now loanable for a week at a time so you will not need to check each item to see how long you can take it out for.
  • Auto-renewals: if no-one else requests your item, and as long as your account is not blocked, it will automatically renew for another week​.
  • Recalls: if an item you have on loan is reserved by someone else, you will receive an email notification asking you to return it.  You will not have to bring it back any earlier but you will need to bring it back by the current due date. If a reserved item is not returned by its due date, you will be fined £1 per day in overdue fines up to a maximum of £10 per item.
  • Reservations: items will automatically renew unless they are reserved.  If an item that you would like to borrow is on loan, please reserve it.  Placing a reservation will prompt the user who has the item on loan to return it.​
  • Managing your account: remember that you can check what items you have on loan and their due dates as well as check your current reservations via My Account in MetSearch (you will need to enter your IT username and password to login). You can also manually renew your items here.
  • Notifications: you will receive an automated monthly statement of your library activities.  If one of the items you have on loan is reserved, you will receive a separate notification.  All notifications are sent to your Cardiff Met email.

How do I reserve books online?

If you want to get hold of an item that is on loan, make sure you reserve it so that the current borrower knows that they need to bring it back. You will need to click on Sign in tab in MetSearch (enter your IT username and password) then find the item you want to borrow, click on the Get It tab then click the Reserve @ Cardiff Met button. ​​​​

Research Support

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The ​​​​​​Library offers support for Cardiff Met researchers in a number of ways, as highlighted below.

If you would like further help or advice, or if you would like to provide feedback on the content of this page, please contact researc​​​


Cardiff Metropolitan University

Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB.
Tel: 029 2041 6070.
​General enquiries telephone: +44 (0)29 2041 6070