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Welcome to Solent Library

A basic guide for new users to the library.

Library computers, printing and laptops

Solent library has 8 group study rooms, 17 individual study rooms, and over 150 individual computers. You can make advance bookings for some of these and check their availability - visit Room and Computer bookings for more information.


All our computers have access to high quality laser printers that print both colour and black and white.  
The University encourages everyone to save money and the environment by scanning documents and using them electronically, rather than copying.  If you do need to print you must credit your print account using the MyPrint online payment gateway.

For more information via the Print Service page via the Student Portal

Printing Facilities

Library Printers and Printing Facilities

The library provides access to Toshiba Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs). More information on printing in the library and using the MFDs is available via our Solent Portal 

MFD printers with staples and collating facilities are available in the Library (ground floor), the Spark and A101.

For more specialised printing students can use local print shops for more complex requirements:
Design and Print: 7 London Road, Southampton, SO15 2AE
Colour Company: 29 London Road, Southampton SO15 2AD
Warsash Copy Centre: Suite 3, Mitchell House, Brook Avenue, Sarisbury Green, Southampton SO31 9HP
Footprint: Unit 10, Swanwick Business Centre, Bridge Road, Southampton SO31 7GB


The University of Southampton run a print service for their students which is also available to the public. Requirements for a quote can be sent to


JM019 Reprographics is where students can go for photographic flatbed and film scanning, A3 and A2 self service digital printing, and large format digital printing.

The link below provides more information on the services offered.

Reprographics | Solent University Online Store