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Library services: essentials

Library services

For opening hours from Monday 1st November onwards please view Library Opening Hours 

From Monday 29th November, it is requested that all Library users wear face coverings unless exempt (in line with the University's current Covid-19 protocols).

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 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.

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.

SCONUL subscribers: please see the Subscribers page for details of how to apply for access. Please check the SCONUL Access website for latest updates and full details of the scheme.  

Library opening hours

Opening hours

Monday 15th November from 8.30am - Friday 17th December up to 11.45pm

  • The Library will be open 24/7

Saturday 18th December – Thursday 23rd December

  • Saturday 18th December and Sunday 19th December: 10.00am to 5.00pm

  • Monday 20th December to Wednesday 22nd December: 8.30am to 10.00pm

  • Thursday 23rd December: 8.30am - 5.00pm

Friday 24th December – Tuesday 28th December

  • The Library will be CLOSED

Please check regularly for updates to opening hours.