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The library is open for members of the public to visit and use as a reference collection during the following hours only:

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

Access to the building outside of these times is restricted to University students and staff only.

If you are not a University student or member of staff, please bring valid photographic ID and we can issue you with a visitor's pass. Please note: only original forms of ID will be accepted, copies and photographs of ID cannot be used.

Further details can be found in our access policy.


Mountbatten library is a member of the SCONUL Access scheme.

Visiting SCONUL subscribers must have an approval email from SCONUL and a valid university ID card to register. Registrations can usually be processed during the following hours:

  • Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays) 9am - 4.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday (term-time only) 10am - 4.30pm

SCONUL Access does not include access to the library's computers, photocopiers, wi-fi, study rooms or electronic resources.

Subscriber membership

Subscription Service for individuals
Members of the public may apply to use Mountbatten Library as a borrower. Subscribers are offered a book loans service (up to four items at a time).

College franchises

Services for franchised colleges

Students from franchised colleges enrolled on a Southampton Solent University franchised course also have borrowing rights. 

Please note: Visitors and subscribers do not have access to the library's computers, photocopiers, wi-fi, study rooms or electronic resources.

Who to contact

Contact the loans office for more information:

Room: ML014


Page last updated on Thursday 21 September 2017 at 1.14pm.


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