The Library is at the heart of Wolfson, Oxford’s most international and interdisciplinary graduate college. 

College Library

We have 48,500 physical items over three floors to aid you in your study and research.

We have comfortable reading spaces in a variety of reading rooms; Jessup, Floershiemer, Hornik, Andrew Watson and the Library Breakout Space. Desks and individual study carrels with WiFi are available throughout.

The Library is open to Wolfson members 24/7 each day of the year. You can issue, renew and return your books at the self-service kiosk.  

Our staff are available to help  Monday  8 am - 5 pm, Tuesday 8 am - 4 pm, Wednesday 8 am - 5 pm,Thursday  8 am - 4 pm.  Friday 9 am -  4.30 pm or by emailing

Entrances and Exits
Entrance and exits to the Library  are at level one using the main Library entrance or through the door to the Marble Hall at the far end of the Library.

Personal items
Readers should only bring items they need for their immediate study to the Library.

Printers are available in the Library Breakout Space and the Library. Readers can use the remote printing option.

Computer workstations
Computer workstations are available for readers in the Library.

Casual Carrels
Casual carrels can be booked online. A maximum of four hours a day can booked.

Please see "Using the Library" for detailed information.

Bodleian Libraries: Details of Bodleian and Faculty Library Openings and Services can be found here

To consult our special collections or unique items in our collections please contact our Librarian

Information for New Students

New Readers will be registered automatically to borrow books. Your University Card will give you physical access to the Library space. Please give it time to register the first time you access the Lbrary.

Getting Started

Using Oxford’s many libraries can be confusing.  Consult our webpages for information on libraries and resources.

Here  is a helpful induction presentation to using Wolfson’ Library.      Crest   Induction Presentation

Individual help and advice

The Librarian  is available from 9 am - 5 pm each weekday except Thursday. The  Graduate Trainee Librarian can be found in their office  8 am - 4 pm on Monday and  Tuesday,  8 am - 12.30 on Wednesday and 9 am - 4 pm  on Friday. Both offices are at the far end of the Jessup Room. Please follow the signs from the main entrance.

The Library Team recommend the following guides to getting started in the Bodleian Libraries.

       BookThe Bodleian Libraries: Getting started: Undergraduates and Taught Course Postgraduates


       BookThe Bodleian Libraries: Getting:Started: Research Postgraduates


         The Bodleian Libraries: How to GuidesBook


There's lots of help and support  available to you if you have a disability  Book   Information for Disabled Readers