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  02380 596982

  WSA Library, West Side Building, Winchester School of Art, Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DL

Accessing Winchester School of Art

University of Southampton staff and students can book a study desk in WSA Library. Bookings can be made up to 7 days in advance. You will need your University card to access the library. The information you supply in this form will also be used to support the University test and trace programme and will be used in accordance with the University privacy policy.

All study desks must be pre-booked. Study desks in Library 1 can be booked for 1 hour per person per day. The study desks in Library 2 can now be booked for up to 2 hours per person per day. A floor plan of WSA Library can be viewed here

If you are nearing the end of your booked time slot, you can stay for longer if there are available spaces. Please make an additional booking so that we can monitor capacity.

You can view our special collections (artists' books, zines, historic journals, Knitting Reference Library and WSA Archive) by booking a study slot, and emailing us in advance with a list of the items you would like to use.

You can also now book a Browse and Borrow timeslot to browse the shelves and use the self-issue machine to add books to your library account.

Please note that from 5th November 2020 face coverings must be worn at all times in the libraries.

Book a study space or browse and borrow time slot here.

Find more information about returning to campus here.

Welcome to Winchester School of Art Library

Winchester School of Art Library is part of the University Southampton Library Service, which provides support across every University campus. Our collections includes books, e-books, print and electronic journals, graphic novels, zines, artists' films and archives. We also hold an extensive collection of artists' books and Visionaires. Since 1999, we have been home to the Knitting Reference Library and since 2008, we have organized the bi-annual knitting conference In the Loop.

Use the tabs above to find more information about our unique collections and the support we can offer to students, staff and researchers.

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