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Library Loans

Alumni Subscribers

Students who have graduated from Solent University are entitled to free subscriber membership of the Library.

Membership will allow you to borrow up to four books at a time (requested in advance) with two renewals, where possible, by phone or email.

Please note: Alumni membership does not include access to the library's computers, photocopiers, study rooms or electronic resources.

How to apply

Applications for subscriber membership can only be made online as you will need to upload a passport style photograph.

When your card is ready to collect we will email you to let you know.  We will process your application as quickly as possible but with the current situation please allow up to a fortnight for your card to be ready.

To collect your card you will need to bring valid photographic ID with you (if you have recently graduated we will usually accept your old campus card if it is in good condition).

The name on your ID must match the name given in the application.

If you wish to renew your card or you require a replacement because your card has been lost or damaged, you should also apply online.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Borrowing books

As part of Solent's measures to restrict the spread of Covid19, you will need to place a request via our online form for any books you would like to borrow.

BOOK REQUEST FORM (Alumni subscribers)

We will process your book requests as quickly as possible, but please allow at least 3 working days.

If you have requested books at the same time as applying for membership/membership renewal, please be aware that the books will not be available until your membership application has been processed.

Who to contact

Contact the Loans Office for more information:

Email: library.loans@solent.ac.uk

Sconul Subscribers

The library at Solent University is a member of the SCONUL Access scheme.

Visiting SCONUL subscribers must have an approval email from SCONUL and a valid university ID card to apply for subscriber membership of the library.

Once you have a subscriber card (issued by us) you will be able to enter the library during visitor hours (as listed above) without the need to sign-in.  Some subscribers may be eligible to borrow books (this depends on the SCONUL subscription approved by your home university).

Membership does not include access to the library's computers, photocopiers, study rooms or electronic resources.

How to Apply

Applications for subscriber membership (including reference access) can only be made online as you will need to upload a passport style photograph.

When your library card is ready to collect we will email you to let you know.  This is usually within 5 working days during term-time (unless we have a query with your application).

To collect your card you must have a valid university ID card (from your university) and a copy of your SCONUL approval email.  The details on these must match your online application.

If you wish to renew your library card or you need a replacement because it has been lost or damaged, you should also apply online (making sure you have your valid SCONUL approval email first).

SCONUL MEMBERSHIP IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN

Who to contact

Contact the Loans Office for more information:

Room: ML014

Email: library.loans@solent.ac.uk