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

Click here for more information about safe use of the Library during Covid-19.

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.

Our staff are available to help Monday-Wednesday & Fridays 9 am - 5 pm, by emailing

To consult our special collections please contact our Librarian


Information for New Students

New Readers will be registered automatically to borrow books.

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


 Please email in the first instance to keep everyone safe. The Librarian's door will be open and  cheery wave or brief hello is welcomed. The Librarian will be present in the Library from 10 am -12.30 and 2- 4.30 on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays and emailable on Tuesdays.

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

COVID Services

Our services have now retruned to normal. The Library is open 24/7 each day of the year. You can issue, renew and return your books at the self-service kiosks. We have retained Request and Fetch for readers self isolating, quarantining or feel vulnerable in communal space. 

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.

Hand sanitising
All readers are asked to ensure that hands are washed and/or sanitised before, after and regularly during their visit to the Library.

Social distancing
Readers are asked to ensure that the approprite distance is always maintained whilst using the Library. Please be considerate of others using the library. 

Face coverings
Readers must always wear face coverings whilst in the Library, unless disability exemption applies. The government has produced a free face covering `exemption card` which users may wish to download.

Carrel users are asked to open the windows and have the door ajar whilst working a carrel to maximise ventilation and air flow.

Users are asked to clean down the surfaces of the desk and/or workstation or printer which they have used using the sanitizers provided.

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 should maintain the social distance indicated. Readers should use the sanitizers provided to wipe down surfaces after use. Readers should use the remote printing option.

Computer workstations
Computer workstations are available to readers in the Library. Due to reduced availability, Readers are asked to use their own laptops in the Library whenever possible.

Casual Carrels
Casual carrels can be booked online. A maximum of four hours a day can booked.   Carrels must be kept well ventilated. All surfaces should be cleaned after use.

Bodleian Libraries

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