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During term-time, library staff are available until 7pm each evening (Monday to Friday) and until 5pm at weekends.
After library staff leave, the library remains open with the assistance of security staff and our team of library student ambassadors.
During the academic year the library will have periods of 24 hour opening. Security staff are on duty overnight during this time but they will not be able to provide support with the use of library facilities and resources during this time.
Term-time opening hours for 2017/18
* Some services are dependent upon the IT network being available and this cannot be fully guaranteed as no IT support will be available.
You must have a valid campus card to gain access or re-entry to the building after 9pm on weekdays and after 5pm at the weekend. If you do not have your card, you will not be able to gain access during these later opening periods. Access is not available to anyone other than Solent students and staff during overnight opening.
Please read our access policy for further information.
Our usual rules apply about using the library. A few special points to note are: AlcoholAnyone appearing to be under the influence of alcohol will not be permitted to enter the library by security staff or may be asked to leave the premises. The consumption of alcohol in the library is not permitted. Inappropriate behaviourAnyone engaging in disturbing or intimate behaviour that could cause concern or embarrassment to other library users will be asked to leave the building SleepWe fully appreciate that those working late at night might occasionally have a short sleep due to tiredness but anyone using the library as a place to sleep for a prolonged period may be asked to leave. Food and drink The usual rules still apply during late opening periods. So please do not bring in or consume any hot, greasy or smelly foods in the library. If you are bringing drinks in please make sure they are in re-sealable containers to avoid spillages. Drinks and snack foods are available from the vending machines in the Foyer and on Floor 2. Please put any rubbish in the bins provided.
Please do consider your personal safety when leaving the building late at night and take sensible precautions to ensure you get home safely.
View our library opening hours for full details of our opening times.
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Page last updated on Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 12.38pm.
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