Using the Library

The Library is open to members of the college 24/7. Swipe your University card to gain access to the Library.

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

You can borrow, renew and return books using our self-issue / return unit in the Library's Jessup Reading Room just follow the “on screen” instructions.  If you cannot issue a book please see a member of staff or complete the form provided. 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, though you may leave a small tidy pile of books with a current “please leave” slip on a Library desk for a short period of time.

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. 

Report a missing book

If you cannot find one of our books on the shelf, please fill in a Report a Missing Book form.  A member of Library staff will investigate and report back to you.

Inter-library loans

We offer an Inter-library loan service for books and journals that are not available in any Oxford University Library. Please complete our Inter-Library Loan Request form. There is a charge for this service.

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

There are some study carrels for casual use. 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.

A colour printer/scanner/photocopier is located in the Library's Jessup Reading Room.  You can print from any of the PCs in the Library (but not from a Mac). The cost of printing is billed to your battels. You require a current university card for this service

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Lectures and Seminars
19 - 19
Dec Dec
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Thursday 19 December - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The long-term goal of the Ātea Project — which is part of New Zealand’s National Science Challenges — is to help build prosperous, culturally thriving and technology-driven Māori economies for future generations.

Art Exhibition
07 - 25
Jan Mar
Haiku poetry composed by the President, with illustrations
Tuesday 7 January - 9:00am to Wednesday 25 March - 4:00pm

This exhibition is located in the corridor between the Buttery and the Cafe. 

Conference
16 - 18
Jan Jan
From Concept to Monument: Time and Cost of Construction in the Ancient World
Thursday 16 January - 1:00pm to Saturday 18 January - 6:30pm

The conference sets an exclusive focus on modelling the costs of construction over the course of 1,500 years, from Archaic Greece to the early middle ages. Over the last decade, the general interest in building costs and organisational aspects of historical construction has seen a rise in popularity amongst scholars working on pre-modern architecture.