Univ LibraryThe Old Library, the New Library and Group Study rooms in 10 Merton Street are open 24/7 during term time. The Libraries are staffed Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5.00pm (4.00pm on Fridays). The Library staff are available to answer your queries during these hours, either in person or via  email: You are very welcome to pop into the Library offices to chat with the Library Team – it is not necessary to make an appointment.

We post useful pieces of information on our social media pages, so keep an eye out for notifications from @univlib on Twitter and our Facebook page.

Please familiarise yourself with the Library rules which can be found on the noticeboards outside the libraries and on the intranet. Please note, no food may be brought into the Libraries or Group Study Rooms, and only bottled water or hot drinks in sealed, re-usable containers (for example, KeepCups) are permitted. This policy exists to prevent pests and to limit damage to books and furniture. If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact the Library Team.

The Old Library was completed in 1861 and is situated next to the Hall. It houses collections for English, Classics, Modern and Ancient History, Theology, and Art on the first floor, and Modern Languages, Philosophy, Maths, Computation, Physics, Engineering, Earth Sciences and Biomedical Sciences on the ground floor. On the ground floor you can also find our Welfare Collection: these are books on study skills, writing essays, mental health conditions, and staying healthy.

The New Library, in 10 Merton Street, houses Sociology, Politics, International Relations, Law, Economics, and Music. In addition, there is our collection of books about Oxford, the College, and books written by or about Old Members, and the Women’s Bookshelf (containing a wide and growing selection of material about women and gender studies).

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