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Library services: essentials

Library services

For opening hours from Monday 23rd May 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

Saturday 21st May - Sunday 10th July (closed Bank Holiday Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June) 

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

Monday 11th July – Sunday 31st July

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

Monday 1st August – Sunday 4th September (closed Bank Holiday Monday 29th August) 

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


Monday 5th September – Sunday 25th September 

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

Please check regularly for updates to opening hours.