Using the Library

The Library is open to members of the college. Swipe your University card to gain access to the Library.

 Registration

Please register your university card with Library staff to be able to borrow books. If your university card doesn't work please consult a member of Library staff.

Borrowing, renewing & returning books

 All books will be made available to readers via the Fetch and Request system. Books will be fetched within three days. If you require regular and/or repeated access to dictionaries, encyclopaedias and other reference works please discuss your needs with the Librarian.

Book(s) should be returned to the trolley in the Lodge. They should be placed in the envelopes provided and clearly dated. Your SOLO account will be updated once staff shelve your book(s).

 You can borrow twenty books. Books are renewed or returned at the beginning and end of each term. You can use the “My Account” function on SOLO to manage your loans. Automated reminders are sent to your email.  Please look after the books in your possession.

Working in the Library

The Library is a shared working space.  You can bring in water in a sports bottle but food and other drinks are prohibited.  We ask that you do not hold mobile phone conversations in the library.

Our desks and casual carrels are available on a first come, first served basis.

Catalogues

SOLO gives you access to the University's catalogue and those of most college libraries, as well as access to e-resources.

Book suggestions

We welcome your suggestions for books to purchase for the Library. Please get in touch with our Library team if you have any questions about the progress of your book suggestion. 

Bodleian i-skills

Bodleian iSkills is a series of free information skills workshops designed to help postgraduates and researchers find and make effective use of scholarly publications and other materials. Learn more. 

Carrels and lockers

Individual study carrels are allocated for the year prior to the start of Michaelmas Term, and details will be circulated when the application process opens. Information about the process and rules of use may be found in the attachment at the bottom of the page. Lockers are also available for the short-term storage of your possessions. Learn more.

Computers in the Library

We have Macs and PCs in the Library for your use. You can log on to our PCs using your Oxford Single Sign On. The IT facilities pages offer full information on IT support available in College. 

Printing, Scanning and Photocopying.

Printers are available in the Library Breakout Space and the Library. Readers should use the remote printing option: https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/printing-wolfson.The cost of printing is billed to your battels. You require a current university card for this service

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