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COVID 19 - Solent Library services online and on site

Support during the COVID 19 outbreak

Solent Library - online and on site

The Library continues to offer a huge range of online resources and services, meaning that you can make the most of the support we offer for your learning without ever leaving home.


A vast number of our books are available online and we are doing everything possible to work with suppliers and to provide online access to resources wherever possible. Almost all of our electronic journal articles and other online content that the Library subscribes to is also available off campus.


Our staff are continuing to support students off campus through live chat and LibGuides where you can book an appointment for one to one support online with your Information Librarian.
We are able to offer access to a limited number of services on site. In order to keep you safe we have made some changes. This video tells you everything you need to know!

From 28th September onwards we will be open at the following times:
Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 10pm
Friday 8.30am to 8.30pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
If you want to study in the library you will need to book a desk space or a computer. The booking system for this is now open. Find out more information here.
The click and collect service is now live. You should use this service to request books and other materials from the library collection even if you have already booked a space or computer. Due to COVID 19 restrictions it will not be possible to browse the shelves. 
You do not need to make a reservation if you are only coming to return books or other items you have on loan.
It is important that you check your Solent emails regularly for communications from academic staff about assignment deadlines and online teaching. Please also see the Solent COVID 19 page for student FAQs.