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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.

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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 planned for summer 2017. 

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
  • Refurbish the Assistive Technology Service room on Level 2 
  • Introduce the popular blue study booths to Level 4
  • Create and improve bookable Group Study Rooms on Levels 4 and 5
  • Continue to deploy power to new desktops
  • Refurbish the Level 4 Training Rooms

and lots more.

While this work is in progress, you will be able to access stock in the usual way.  Library staff will guide and advise you about the quietest and most comfortable spaces for study. Work on this refurbishment will begin at the end of most of the summer exams in June 2017 and complete in late September 2017.  

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