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Winchester School of Art Library: About us

About us pages for Winchester School of Art Library.

About us

Winchester School of Art Library is a specialist art and design located, based on the University of Southampton's Winchester School of Art campus. Our collections include books, e-books, print and electronic journals, graphic novels, zines and artists' films. Our special collections include the Knitting Reference Library, the Winchester School of Art Archive, and an extensive collection of artists' books and Visionaire.

The original Winchester School Library was located in the Rotunda, which was purpose-built in the 1960s. Although we still use the Rotunda to house some of our special collections, our main site is now on the first floor of the West Side building.

Photograph of the Rotunda at Winchester School of Art. Taken by Bren O'Donnell.

Visiting us

We welcome all visitors to the library, both from within and outside the University. Guidance for external visitors can be found here.

More information about accessing our special collections can be found here.

We are part of the SCONUL Access scheme, which allows students and staff from other university libraries to access and borrow items from our collections. For information about the scheme can be found on the SCONUL website here.

Facilities

Our Library is split across two connected rooms: Library 1 and Library 2. In addition to soft seating and study desks, we have PC workstations throughout the library, as well as 1 A3 scanner and 2 MFDs (Multi-Function Devices) which have a scanning function. If you would like to use your own laptop, we have numerous power points in close proximity to study space.‚Äč

Photograph of Library 1.