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Library opening hours

Opening hours

Monday 25th September – Thursday 21st December*

  • Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 11.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 11.00am - 11.00pm

*PLEASE NOTE: the Library will be open from 1.00pm - 11.00pm on Saturday 9th December


Christmas opening hours 2023-24

  • Friday 22nd December: 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday 23rd December - Tuesday 26th December: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 27th December: 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday 28th December: 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday 29th December: 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday 30th December: 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Sunday 31st December - Monday 1st January 2024: CLOSED

Tuesday 2nd January 2024 - Thursday 28th March 2024

  • Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 11.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 11.00am - 11.00pm

Please check regularly for updates to opening hours.

Library Chat


Our chat service is available 24/7 so no matter when you contact us there will always be a librarian on hand to help. During library staffed opening hours we provide a locally staffed service, where you will chat to a member of Solent Library.

During evenings, weekends, and bank holidays or University closure periods, your chat may be directed to our staffed "out of hours services" in another university library which may be located anywhere in the world.  If they are unable to answer your question directly they will be able refer it back to Solent library staff who will be able to respond by email accordingly.