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Library services: essentials

Library services

For opening hours from Monday 5th September 2022 onwards please view Library Opening Hours 

From Thursday 24th February 2022, Library users are encouraged to wear face coverings (unless exempt).  Please continue to use the hand sanitisers available throughout the Library.


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.
 

Covid-19 guidance:

Please see the portal for the latest updates on Solent's Covid 19 guidance for students and staff
 

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 26th September – Sunday 13th November

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 11.30pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm


Monday 14th November from 8.30am – Friday 16th December up to 11.30pm

  • The Library will be open 24/7


Saturday 17th December – Friday 23rd December

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 10.00pm
  • Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10.00 - 5.00pm


Saturday 24th December – Tuesday 27th December

  • LIBRARY CLOSED


Wednesday 28th December – Friday 30th December

  • Wednesday to Friday: 10.00am – 5.00pm


Saturday 31st December 2022 – Monday 2nd January 2023

  • LIBRARY CLOSED


Tuesday 3rd January – Sunday 8th January

  • Tuesday to Thursday: 8.30am – 10.00pm
  • Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: Library closed


Monday 9th January from 8.30am – Friday 20th January up to 11.30pm

  • The Library will be open 24/7


Saturday 21st January - Friday 10th February

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 11.30pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm


Saturday 11th February – Sunday 19th February

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 11.30pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10.00am – 10.00pm


Monday 20th February – Sunday 5th March

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 11.30pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm


Monday 6th March from 8.30am – Friday 31st March up to 11.30pm

  • The Library will be open 24/7


Saturday 1st April – Friday 7th April

  • Saturday to Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 10.00pm
  • Good Friday: 10.00am – 5.00pm


Saturday 8th April – Monday 10th April

  • Saturday to Sunday: Library closed
  • Easter Monday: 10.00am – 5.00pm


Tuesday 11th April from 8.30am – Friday 19th May up to 11.30pm

  • The Library will be open 24/7


Saturday 20th May – Sunday 9th July

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 10.00pm
  • Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm

The Library will be closed on the Bank Holiday Monday 29th May


Monday 10th July – Sunday 30th July

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 10.00pm
  • Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: Library closed


Monday 31st July – Sunday 3rd September

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: Library closed

The Library will be closed on the Bank Holiday Monday 28th August


Monday 4th September – Sunday 24th September

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 10.00pm
  • Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday to Sunday: Library closed


Please check regularly for updates to opening hours.