- Sconul Access a reciprocal access scheme that provides for free borrowing to member libraries for staff, postgraduate research students and part-time students. The Sconul Access contact at Southampton Solent University is Gillian Hatt.
- British Library Help for Researchers These pages explain how the British Library can help you. Try to read these prior to your visit as some information is kept off-site and may have to be ordered in advance. Look out for British Library Doctoral Open Days.
- The British Library is particularly suited for postgraduate research. Undergraduates and taught postgraduates should come to the Mountbatten Library first and talk to your information librarian before going to the British Library.
- The British Library also provide a Reader Pass to anyone who has a need to see specific items in their collections.
Tip: Search the British Library catalogue and then use the inter-library loans service to have the items required sent to you here.
Access to some external libraries such as Learned Societies may require a letter of recommendation before access is provided. Please contact your information librarian if this is necessary.
Local libraries - public and academic
As a student in Southampton you are entitled to join the local public libraries:
As a student in higher education you will have reference only access to these university libraries, unless you have joined the Sconul Access scheme, outlined above:
National Library Collections
Check the online catalogues of the
Contact your information librarian for further assistance with your research.