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COVID 19 - Solent Library services online

Support during the COVID 19 outbreak

Library services from Monday 8th March 2021


The Library is open for collection of Click and Collect requests and for returning items borrowed from the library.  Due to COVID 19 restrictions it will not be possible to browse the shelves.

You can pre-book a study space or computer for individual use within the Library (booking is essential).

You will be required to wear a face covering when using the Library (unless you have an exemption) and observe social distancing and sanitising guidelines.

Please see the Covid-19 testing information and FAQs for details of the requirements for regular Covid testing when visiting the campus.

Library opening hours from Monday 8th March 2021

Opening hours

Tuesday 6th April – Friday 30th April:   

  • Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 10.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am to 6.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Saturday 1st May - Sunday 1st August*:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9.00am to 10.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am to 6.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: to be confirmed

*May Bank Holidays: to be confirmed

Monday 2nd August – Tuesday 31st August**

  • Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 6.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

**Bank Holiday Monday - 30th August: closed

Wednesday 1st September – Sunday 26th September

  • Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 10.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: to be confirmed

Please check regularly for updates to opening hours.

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.

 

Our staff are continuing to support students off campus through live chat and LibGuides where you can access support information and resources for your course area.
 
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!
 

 
For details of the Library's opening hours, please see: Library opening hours from Monday 8th March 2021


If you want to study in the library you will need to book a desk space or a computer. 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.
 
To minimise the risks posed by the virus, we ask you to wear a face covering at all times while you are in the library building, unless you have an exemption.
 
In order to prevent the spread of virus infection you must clean and wipe down any keyboards, mice, desk surfaces and chair each time you use them.
 
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.