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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 about the fantastic team of Information Librarians who can support your studying and learning as well as how to access and use our impressive range of e-resources.

We look forward to welcoming you to Solent Library!

Welcome to Solent Library - Video Tour

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.