Time for last minute book borrowing…!


Like last minute shopping there is still time to come in and borrow that much needed book before all the University Libraries close for Christmas. With the exception of the Health Service Library, all Libraries will be closing on Wednesday 23rd December for the Christmas break.

However not all of them will remain closed until the New Year. Hartley Library will be opening 09.00-18.00 Tuesday 29th-Thursday 31st December. The Health Services Library will remain open until 13.00 on Thursday 24th December and then open 09.00-17.00 Tuesday 29th-Wednesday 30th December and 09.00-13.00 on Thursday 31st December.

The Hartley Library and Health Service Library will then reopen Saturday 2nd January 2016.

If you will be staying around campus for Christmas and New Year there are some activities you are able to get involved in within the Halls:

Christmas day – Christmas tea and cake party with traditional Christmas buffet. There will be a mixture of board games and PlayStation 4’s available for use and a range of Christmas and non-Christmas films. Events will start at 8:00pm (9:00pm at Wessex Lane)

Boxing Day – “Chill out” film night with popcorn and snacks. Events will start at 8:00pm (9:00pm at Wessex Lane).

  • Archers Road will be showing ‘Inside Out’ in the St Margaret’s Common room
  • EP will be showing ‘Home Alone’ 1 and 2 in the common room
  • Wessex Lane will be showing ‘Home alone’ in the SCR
  • Glen Eyre will be showing ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ in the PDR room.
  • Mayflower will be showing ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E’ in the common room.
  • City Gateway will be holding an international themed night with students being asked to cook traditional dishes and bring them along to the party.

New Year’s Day – The Big RESSUP Quiz of the Year. This is a topical quiz based on the idea of the TV show ‘The Big Fat Quiz of the Year’. Rounds will be organised by the month of the year and include questions relating to news items, popular culture and sport. The quiz will be held at Wessex Lane, City Gateway, Mayflower and Glen Eyre.

New Year’s Eve – New Year’s Eve tea and cake party, watch the countdown on the TV and ring in the New Year with Residences Support. Board games, play stations and films will be available for you to use.

All Southampton City Libraries are closed Thursday 24th December 2015 to Friday 1 January 2016 (inclusive). They will re-open as normal on Saturday 2 January 2016.

Lastly have a good break, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



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