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Library & Learning Commons: Course Collection


Course collection resources can be borrowed overnight and are due back the next day before 11 am

Loans and borrowing

What can I borrow and for how long?

  • 3 items may be borrowed from the Course Collection at Library & Learning Commons .
  • Items borrowed during the day are due for return by 11:00 the following day.
  • Items borrowed on Fridays will be due for return by 11:00 on Monday.

Where do I return Library & Learning Commons items?

  • Course Collection items borrowed from the Library & Learning Commons must be returned to the Library & Learning Commons within the loan period specified.
  • When the Library & Learning Commons is closed books may be returned through the returns box.
  • All items apart from Course Collection can be returned at any other Library across the University.

What if I return a Course Collection item late?

If you do not return Course Collection items on time, your Library card will be blocked for one week. This means you will be prevented from borrowing or renewing any material from any of the University Library sites.

If you have any problems in returning a Course Collection item on time please contact staff at the Library & Learning Commons immediately.

How do I find and use course collection stock?

Use Library Search:

  • WebCat enables you to search for items for a specific course or lecturer, using either the course code/name, or the lecturer's name.
  • all course collection items can also be found using Library Search.

To view all items for a specific unit / course you should:

  • login to Library Search with your  User Name & Password
  • Select Course Collections from the first drop down box
  • Select Course NameCourse Code or Course Lecturer from the second drop down box
  • Type your search item into the search box, for example HIST1089
  • This will produce a listing of related courses
  • Choose the course, for example HIST1089 Histories of Empire

Can I access online stock off-campus?


You will need to login to the University network through the Southampton Virtual Environment (SVE) service. 

Alternatively, you can download and save these documents whilst on campus, for access off campus.

Contact details

General enquiries

Telephone +44 (0)23 8059 5410

Ext. 25410