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Welcome to Hartley Library

The Hartley Library is the main University Library and also home to the University Archives & Special Collections.  It is open seven days a week and also moves to 24/7 opening during exam time.  Isolutions the University IT help provide a helpdesk at Hartley.  There is also an Academic Skills hub where students can use the drop-in advice service.   Use the tabs above to find more information about our library and the support we can offer to students, staff, researchers and visitors. 

24/7 Opening at Hartley Library

A picture of Hartley Library at night









24/7 opening at Hartley Library starts from Monday 5th November 

Help during 24/7 Opening
The library desk is staffed at all times.  Library staff are available from 7.30 until midnight and will be able to offer support with your enquiries.  From midnight to 7.30am the desk is staffed by members of the security team.   We have put together some information on the range of support services available to help you during your time at the University of Southampton and you can find out about these on the support services page

If you have any feedback about the Library you can email (  or complete the online feedback form

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Hartley Library

If you are having difficulty with equipment, you need to report a noise issue or you experience any other problems whilst you are studying in Hartley Library, you can text the Help Desk to let us know.  

We have displayed signs in the library with the telephone number. 

Our text service is available from Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday 9am to 5pm  

Text us on 07796 004118

How to find us

How to find us 
We are building 36 on Highfield Campus.  Download maps, get directions and details on parking.