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.
SOLO gives you access to the University’s catalogue and those of most college libraries, as well as access to e-resources.
We welcome your suggestions for books to purchase for the Library.
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.
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 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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