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General enquiries

Telephone +44 (0)23 8059 5410

Ext. 25410

Getting Help

During Library opening hours staff are able to help with:

  • General enquiries.
  • Library access.
  • Group study room enquiries.
  • Equipment loan.

In addition staff are also able to help with the following enquiries. 

  • Issuing/returning items.
  • Renewing items.
  • Loans and account related enquiries e.g. blocks, bills, suspensions.
  • Subject and resource enquiries.

Self issue machines, for returning and borrowing books, are available within the Library & Learning Commons.A drop box is available for returning items outside the staffed hours.

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Welcome to the Library & Learning Commons

The Library & Learning Commons is located on the upper-second-level of the Avenue campus.  
It holds the Humanities Course Collection (excluding Music), Language Learning Resources and a significant Film Collection.

Library & Learning Commons study areas

The Library & Learning Commons (Avenue Campus) offers a variety of study areas .

Quiet study areas

  • Located in the South Corridor of the upper-second-level, access to both our quiet study rooms (2083 & 2085) is well signed.
  • These rooms have a mix of desks with electrical sockets for laptops and charging points, a small number of fixed PCs, and some study desks with no electrical points. 
  • There are also individual quiet study pods along the right side of this corridor. 

Group study

There are many areas for group study within the Library & Learning Commons

  • The main resource rooms (2153, 2155, 2159)  all have desks which facilitate group study, there are also a number of group study pods along the North Corridor close to the Help and Information desk.
  • Bookable group study room (2087) - there are two bookable areas within the Group Study Room (R2087) located in the South Corridor.  Each area will accommodate a maximum of 5 people and has an AV screen with laptop connections and Skype facilities. Note: these two areas are not soundproofed from each other. If you require audio facilities, are planning to use this space for Skype, or, require a group booking for 6-10 people, you will need to book both areas: 2087A (door-side) & 2087B (window-side).   To book both areas each area needs to be booked by a different group member. To book a group study area online please go to .  Alternatively, you can visit the Library & Learning Commons Help and Information Desk or email
  • A University email address is required to book these areas.  We reserve the right to re-book a resource to another group, if a group does not show up 15 minutes after the booking time. 

Ask A Librarian

If you need immediate help with anything to do with the Library, its services or resources then why not chat live online with a member of Library staff?

The live chat service is staffed 10:00 - 17:00, Monday - Friday* ...but you can also email ...or use our enquiries contact form.

You can also text us on: 023 8000 1539 (messages charged at standard rate for texts to Southampton landline numbers).

* Except on bank holidays and University closure days

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