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Library services: essentials

Library services

For opening hours from Wednesday 1st September onwards please view Library Opening Hours 

From Monday 19th July, the use of face coverings is strongly encouraged throughout the Library for all students and staff.

Library services: updates

The Library is currently open to Solent students and staff.  Please bring your campus card with you to borrow items and to access the Library when the turnstiles are up.

To support students and staff who may wish to continue to work in a bookable, socially distanced area, a limited number of socially distanced computers on Floor 0A of the library will be available for such use.  These computers need to be pre-booked via the computer booking system. For information on how to book, see our booking guide.  There are also some socially distanced study spaces available on Floor 0A which do not need to be pre-booked but are for individual use only.

Please note: As of 17th September the following areas are not available for use until further notice:

  • Individual study rooms
  • Floor 3 group and quiet study areas

We hope to have these areas available again soon.

Covid-19 testing:

Please see the Covid-19 testing information and FAQs for details of the requirements for regular Covid testing when visiting the campus.  Please ensure you have had a negative Covid test within the 72 hours prior to visiting the library.

Please note: the library is currently only open to students and staff of Solent University.  We are not able to welcome external visitors or students from other universities or colleges at present, or offer access via the SCONUL Access scheme which is currently suspended.

Library opening hours

Opening hours

Monday 27th September – Sunday 31st October

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 10.00pm

  • Friday: 8.30am to 8.30pm

  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Please check regularly for updates to opening hours.