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Library Services: Information
Opening hours for the University of Southampton Library's sites.
Accessibility and the Library
We aim to make our resources and services accessible to all Library users. Please do not hesitate to contact Library staff should you need assistance in using the Library or wish to discuss individual requirements.
We have a range of study areas throughout our sites, including dedicated group study rooms at the Hartley, Health Services, Library & Learning Commons and National Oceanographic Libraries.
Library Services: Deskside Training
Library Services: Services
Loans & Borrowing
The Loans service remains a primary Library service, with over a million items you can borrow.
This service supplies extracts from items in our collections.
The inter-library loans service (ILL) sources items not available from our own stock and makes them available to our readers.
Library Digitisation Lab
The Digital Scholarship Team specialises in the digital capture of images and texts from a range of document types. Using high-end scanning equipment, state-of-the-art workflow software and with extensive staff experience, preservation quality digital files are generated.
Archives & Special Collections website
The Hartley Library’s Special Collections include the Anglo-Jewish Archives, Wellington Papers, Broadlands Archive, rare books and printed collections such as the Parkes Library and Cope Collection.
Library & Learning Commons
The Library & Learning Commons is a new space and library for students at the Avenue Campus. It contains the primary collection of Language learning Resources, the Humanities Course Collection (excluding Music) and a significant collection of films.
Information for students based at Dalian, China.
The Hartley Library is the single largest site, supporting all academic units based at the Highfield Campus - and it has the longest opening hours (07:30 to midnight most days of the year).
Health Services Library
The Health Services Library supports University staff and students based at Southampton General Hospital. It also provides services and resources to NHS staff at UHS and Solent NHS Trust.
The Library supports students based at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus (UoSM).
National Oceanographic Library
The National Oceanographic Library is a specialist ocean and earth science library. This guide will tell you more about the resources and services we offer to support learning, teaching and research at the National Oceanography Centre and the oceanographic community.
Winchester School of Art Library
The Winchester School of Art Library is a specialist art and design library supporting education and research. Resources include Archives, Artists books, Exhibition Catalogues and the Knitting Reference Library.