The University Library has a comprehensive collection of books and journals, both electronic and print available from The Hartley Library and the other campus libraries, plus a range of services to support the teaching and research across all areas of the University.


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With subject guides, service, and site information and resource links, LibGuides is where you'll find everything you need to make best use of the Library.

Find out how we can help you develop your study skills and search online resources effectively, and how we can support your research with information on open access, research data management, and bibliometrics.

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Delphis allows you to find full text resources from the thousands of online journals and e-books that we have access to. You can cross-search many of our databases through one simple interface, save your searches and export results to citation managers such as EndNote.

You can also use the eJournal Title Search to check whether we have access to a particular journal title.

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WebCat is our main catalogue, containing details of all of our print and electronic books, plus our print journals.

By logging in, you can check your loans, renew books and place holds on books on loan or at other sites. You can also place inter-library loan requests for journal articles, books and other materials that we do not have in stock.

Special Collections

The Manuscript Collections focus on a range of areas, most notably the political, military and official papers of individuals such as the first Duke of Wellington, Lord Palmerston and Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and the extensive Anglo-Jewish Archives.

The Printed Special Collections include the Parkes Library focusing on Jewish/non-Jewish relations, the Cope Collection on Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the Perkins Agricultural Library.

ePrints Soton

ePrints Soton is the University's Research Repository. It includes details of journal articles, books, PhD theses, conference papers, data, reports, working papers, art exhibitions and more. Where possible the research outputs are uploaded into ePrints and made available globally.

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