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You'll find lots of resources to help you with your studies, whether it's books or journal articles from the library, free access to IT facilities or support with study skills - we're here to help! Find out what's available to you below.


The library is your first port of call to find books, journal articles and other useful resources for your coursework. It's also a great place to study.

The Library has over 30 staff who are happy to help. If you have a quick question, pop by the helpdesk in the foyer or contact them by live chat. There is a team of dedicated information librarians who you can contact with more in depth questions about finding resources for your assignments.

Everything in the Library can be searched using the online catalogue which gives details of materials the Library has in print as well as the many other online information sources.

You’ll find quiet and silent spaces for when you need some peace and quiet to get an assignment done. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.

Get in touch on Twitter and check out Welcome to Solent Library, our online induction for new students.

Library computer facilities

Students have free access to PCs and Macs, printers, and photocopiers on all floors of the Solent Library. There are walk-up only areas where you can use the computers without having to book, and bookable areas where you can book a computer in advance. Check availability here.

You can access smaller equipment like SD card readers, video adapters and laptop mice for use within the Library - these are loaned from the Learning Technologies helpdesk. You can also borrow a laptop from the self-service lockers on the ground floor of the Library - you'll need your campus card to do this.

The learning technologies advisers can also assist with any general technology issues, including connecting to the WiFi and University systems.

If you have any questions, email the team at, or view the Learning Technologies Helpdesk portal page for more information.


University work doesn’t just involve learning about your subject. It also means learning how to explore what other people have said, develop your own viewpoint, carry out research, and communicate your ideas to the standard your lecturers expect.

This might feel like a big step for you, but don't panic! There's lots of help and advice available to you - any time you need it - through Succeed@Solent.

Don't forget to check out the study skills collection on floor 1A in the Library too.

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