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Library services: essentials

Library services

For current information on the Library's opening hours please view Library Opening Hours 

Library services: updates

The Library is currently open to Solent students, staff and visitors.  Please bring your campus card with you to borrow items and to access the Library when the turnstiles are up.  The turnstiles are up from 5.30pm on weekdays and during weekends.

Members of the public wishing to use the Library must apply for a Visitor Pass and receive it before their first visit.  Please see the visitors guide for full details about visitor access and to complete the Visitor Pass request form.

Alumni and SCONUL subscribers: please see the Subscribers page for details of how to apply for access or use the relevant link on the left. 


Library opening hours

Opening hours

Monday 25th September – Thursday 21st December*

  • Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 11.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 11.00am - 11.00pm

*PLEASE NOTE: the Library will be open from 1.00pm - 11.00pm on Saturday 9th December


Christmas opening hours 2023-24

  • Friday 22nd December: 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday 23rd December - Tuesday 26th December: CLOSED
  • Wednesday 27th December: 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Thursday 28th December: 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Friday 29th December: 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday 30th December: 11.00am - 5.00pm
  • Sunday 31st December - Monday 1st January 2024: CLOSED

Tuesday 2nd January 2024 - Thursday 28th March 2024

  • Monday to Friday: 8.00am – 11.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 11.00am - 11.00pm

Please check regularly for updates to opening hours.