solo-learn: A Library of Self-supervised Methods for Visual Representation Learning

Victor Guilherme Turrisi da Costa, Enrico Fini, Moin Nabi, Nicu Sebe, Elisa Ricci.

Year: 2022, Volume: 23, Issue: 56, Pages: 1−6


This paper presents solo-learn, a library of self-supervised methods for visual representation learning. Implemented in Python, using Pytorch and Pytorch lightning, the library fits both research and industry needs by featuring distributed training pipelines with mixed-precision, faster data loading via Nvidia DALI, online linear evaluation for better prototyping, and many additional training tricks. Our goal is to provide an easy-to-use library comprising a large amount of Self-supervised Learning (SSL) methods, that can be easily extended and fine-tuned by the community. solo-learn opens up avenues for exploiting large-budget SSL solutions on inexpensive smaller infrastructures and seeks to democratize SSL by making it accessible to all. The source code is available at

PDF BibTeX code