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Library & Learning Commons: Resources or Facilities

Humanities Resources

The collection at the Library & Learning Commons comprises:

  • Course Collection books
  • Digitised Course Collection extracts: access via Library Search
  • Course boxes
  • Film collection
  • Language learning resources

Humanities resources at the Hartley Library

  • It is essential to your studies that you use the Humanities resources at Hartley Library in addition to the material at the Library & Learning Commons. The Hartley Course Collection contains Course Collection material for music.
  • You will also find Humanities resources at the Winchester School of Art

Contact Details

General enquiries alenqs@soton.ac.uk

Telephone +44 (0)23 8059 5410

Ext. 25410

Resources and Facilities

Audio-visual resources

A large collection of DVDs, digital audio and video resources can be found at the Library & Learning Commons.  These resources are available in Arabic, French, Chinese, German, English, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish and many non-taught languages such as Polish and Greek.

Please note that some of these resources need to be used within the facilities and are not available for loan.

Computer workstations

The Library & Learning Commons offers a variety of study areas with computer workstations and laptop facilities.

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. There are no fixed workstations. To connect to the AV screen please bring your own laptop.  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 http://libcal.soton.ac.uk/booking/avenuegsr .  Alternatively, you can visit the Library & Learning Commons Help and Information Desk or email alenqs@soton.ac.uk
  • 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