Researchers can borrow 25 books at a time from the library. Inter-library loan requests can be placed for books not held in the collection. Researchers and staff are entitled to an unlimited number of inter-library loan requests.
As a student in Southampton you are entitled to join the local public libraries:
If there's a book or journal article you need which is not available in our collections, we will try to get it for you from another library. Journal articles will in most cases be emailed to you within a few days. Books will take longer as they are posted. The service is freely available to all academic staff, postgraduate and research students.
Masters students may request up to 30 inter-library loan requests per year. There is no limit to the number of requests for PhD students and academic staff.