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Welcome to Solent Library

A basic guide for new users to the library.


Welcome to Solent Library!

This guide will give you an introduction to all you need to know to get started with using the Library.

  Watch the video below for an overview of the resources and facilities available to you. 

  If you have any questions you can use the online Library Chat service to get in touch.

Explore the links on this guide to find out more about the Information Librarians supporting your course, how reading and resources lists work and more.

We look forward to welcoming you to Solent.

Borrowing books & using the Library from Sep 2020

From September 2020 there will be some changes to how you use and access the library:

Borrowing print books and other physical items:

  • You will need to request print books and other physical items you want to borrow from the library in advance using the 'Click & Collect' service.
  • It will not be possible to browse the Library shelves
  • Use the Library Catalogue to identify books you want - we have an extensive provision of ebooks but if the title you want is held in print, please request it via Click & Collect.

Studying in the Library:

  • If you want to study in the library or use a library computer you will need to pre-book a study space or computer.
  • Group study and individual study rooms are not available at present.

More details on how to use these services - and how the library is working to keep students and staff safe - is available from the COVID 19 - Solent Library services online and on site LibGuide.

Welcome to Solent Library - video tour

Please note: Due to COVID-19 some aspects of the library's services and resources may change; please see COVID 19 - Solent Library services online and on site for up to date information.

Library Chat

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