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COVID-secure study spaces are available (details on the university’s website). Click-and-collect services and postal loan/returns operate for print materials. Digital resources are available online. Library teams are contactable via email and live chat.
*These provisions may change.
The five libraries contain over 3 million books, journals and reports, and specialist collections across the campuses.
Students have access to the Southampton virtual environment (SVE) 24-hours a day, helping them to study anytime, anywhere.
Wide-ranging support and guidance is available from the libraries in person, online, and over the phone.
Online web guides and tutorials supplement the workshops run by librarians to help students make the best of resources.
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How is this affected by coronavirus?
Free COVID-19 testing is available on campuses for all students.
*These provisions may change.
Students studying practical or practice-based subjects (including creative arts), who require specialist equipment and facilities, are able to do so when government guidelines allow.
Students can enjoy the on-campus cinema, socialise in cafés and bars, and make the most of green space outside to have fun with friends. Turner Sims concert hall is located on Highfield Campus, and the university's John Hansard Gallery is in the city centre.
Food and drink
A range of cafés on campus includes popular chains, a sports bar and a dedicated vegan/vegetarian outlet in the Students' Union. There is a shop and regular market on Highfield Campus, which is also located close to many popular local outlets.
The Student Support Hub helps students find the right support and information. Resources include Enabling Services (helping with disabilities, mental health conditions and learning differences) and a dedicated 24/7 Student Life team, among other services.
All university facilities are open except the bouldering wall. Gym and swimming pool have reduced capacity, with pre-booking required. Covid restrictions have limited recreational sports such as indoor basketball.
Pre-booking has enabled nearly all activities to be offered. Membership costs have been reduced. Free sports pass for some activities. Extra sessions have been provided for clubs requiring more space. Some clubs (e.g. martial arts) have moved to more suitable venues.
See a summary of sports and activities offered below, or search the Sports Table to discover which exercise and facilities are available at each university.