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Access policy

Southampton Solent University students and staff are welcome to make use of our libraries and learning resource centres. Customers from other educational institutions and members of the public are also welcome to use a limited range of services and resources.

In order to maintain a safe and pleasant working environment we operate an access policy. Security systems help protect the resources and provide visitor statistics.

Access policy

All customers must carry valid identification to be shown to staff on request. University members must carry a valid campus card and all other customers a temporary library card (cards are not transferable).

Customers will be required to present their ID/campus card to gain admission to Mountbatten Library.

Customer groups

We identify three groups of customers:

 1.  Members of the public

  • Sixth form, college, university, children under 16 and general public

What do you need to gain access?

Photo ID – original forms, no photocopies – for example college/university cards, bus passes, and rail cards etc.

When can you come in?

  • Monday - Friday (term-time) - 8.30am - 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday (term-time) - 10am - 5pm
  • Vacation hours are advertised shortly before each vacation

What can you use/do in the library?

  • Use the books as a reference
  • Use the various study spaces

What can you not use/do?

  • Use computers
  • Use study rooms
  • Borrow any items

Children who are accompanied by an adult may visit the library. Children must be accompanied at all times and adults are responsible for ensuring that children are safe and do not cause disruption.

 2. University Members

  • Students and staff

All members of the university are issued with a campus card.

Lost campus cards must be reported to the relevant school and to the library as soon as possible. Replacement campus cards for students can be purchased online via the Solent online shop. The receipt and payment number must then be taken to the student hub where the card can be collected.

Customers may be required to present their card to gain admission to other libraries and learning resource centre sites (Warsash Library, Andrews LRC, and Matthews LRC).

A valid campus card or temporary library card will be required for borrowing and other services.

 3. Subscribers

  • SCONUL, Alumni, paying members and others

Non university members can subscribe to the library and gain limited access to services and resources. Student and staff alumni can sign up for a card to gain access to services and resources. SCONUL members can also use the library.

Please note: all our customers must adhere to the library and learning resource centre regulations.

We hope that you enjoy your visit and if you have any comments or suggestions then feel free to let us know.

Page last updated on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at 2.22pm.

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