Skip to main content

Welcome to LibGuides@Southampton: Welcome



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, Phase 2 Refurbishment, 12 June - late September 2017

The University of Southampton is continuing to invest to improve the University Library. Phase 2 of Hartley Library refurbishment is now underway. 

The Library has gathered valuable data from the User Experience (UX) Project we carried out in parallel with our 2016 refurbishments. This data has been used to inform the re-design for Levels 1, 2, 4 and 5 of Hartley Library. 

This summer we will:

  • Provide new quiet study spaces in two areas of Level 1 - the area to the right of the main staircase and around to the far right-hand corner will be refurbished. In the far left-hand corner, walls will be removed to create a new, concentrated study area with 40+ spaces. Power will be supplied to desktops throughout
  • Refurbish the Assistive Technology Service room on Level 2 - this room will be redecorated and completely refurnished
  • Introduce the popular blue study booths to Level 4 - the area at the top of the main staircase will be completely refurbished including 100+ study spaces, including power to the desk tops
  • Create and improve bookable Group Study Rooms on Levels 4 and 5 - a new group study room is being created on Level 4 and there will be a refurbished quiet study area on Level 5 (south)
  • Refurbish Training Rooms 4075 and 4077 as more flexible, higher specification teaching & learning spaces in the Hartley Library

During these works if you need to use the lift, please 'phone Hartley Library reception before coming to the library, Tel: 023 8059 2180 so that we can provide advice. Library stock will still be accessible, although you may need to place a request via WebCat. Library staff will guide and advise you about the quietest and most comfortable spaces for study. Work on this refurbishment is underway and will complete in late September 2017.  

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


Search Library Resources


Advanced Search  eJournal Title Search

Note: you will be asked to login with your University username and password if off-campus.

Other useful links: Classic Catalogue (WebCat), Archives and Other Library Catalogues

Library News


Library Blog


About Us

Library Sites

Getting Started

New to the Library? Here's the info you need to get started using us...

Website Links

Follow @UniSotonLibrary