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Studying at the Hartley Library

The University Library supports all members of the University across every campus. We're here to provide you with the resources you need, and training to make the best use of them.

Our guides will give you information about our sites, services and collections. You'll find guides for every subject area at the University, plus guides to support research and to help you use our resources more effectively.

If you need help, use our enquiry services - we're available in person, and also via email, telephone and our webchat service.

Hartley Library, Level 3 Refurbishment, 12th September to 17th October

The University of Southampton is investing to improve the University Library study and learning environment.  This Hartley Library Project will transform the front area of Level 3, is scheduled to last 5 weeks, and will:

  • Provide appropriate 71 additional study spaces for independent learning - concentrated individual study through to small group working
  • Deploy desktop power supply for laptops and WiFi with large-screen enabled group study spaces  
  • Offer a range of furniture and space design to support diversity and individual preferences
  • Present flexible layout of furniture and study space to enable further phased changes
  • Include review and study of the characteristics and furniture requirements for different modes of study to inform refurbishment of other Library spaces


Refurbished Level 3

Let us know what you think, or if you have any questions, email:


University Library Summer Works 2016

A major project to replace sections of the Hartley Library roof and air handling plant will be undertaken this summer.  Natural ventilation will be provided through roof vents to the existing ducting, however this will provide minimal levels of fresh air. As a result, at specific times, certain areas of the Hartley Library may be uncomfortable for long periods of study.  See more

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