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Over the weekend of 30-31 July, a planned network outage will affect all networked IT services across the entire University. Service availability will be affected both on and off campus.
On Saturday 30 July 14:00-18:00 there will be a full network outage. During these 4 hours there will be no access to networked services in University libraries or workstation areas. Printing and resources which are accessed via authenticated services will not be available.
All networked services (email, websites, Southampton Virtual Environment, and the Virtual Private Network) will be unavailable during this period, on campus and off campus. The Library’s circulation system, including self-issue and return will also be out of action, as will WebCat.
Throughout this time, the Hartley Library (09:00-21:00) and Health Services Library (Sat. 09:00-17:00; Sun. 10:00-18:00) will be open. See more
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, certain areas of Level 4 may be unsuitable for long periods of study. See more
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