Libraries

Univ LibraryUniv Library during Trinity term 2021

During the pandemic University College Library remains open. Library staff will be working on site and remotely but can be contacted during normal office hours via email: library@univ.ox.ac.uk.

The Old Library, and New Library and Group Study rooms in 10 Merton Street are open seven days a week from 10am to 12 midnight. Seating at desks is available on a first-come-first-served basis. There are 36 desks available in the New Library, and 57 desks across the two floors of the Old Library. The Group Study rooms can be used on a drop-in, first-come-first-served basis.

Browse-and-borrow is available in both libraries during opening hours. You can find books on the shelves and issue them to yourself at the self-issue terminals located in both libraries. If you are not in Oxford and are needing to get hold of any resources, please email the Library Team.

The reading rooms in both libraries and the group study rooms are cleaned daily, but readers are encouraged to use the cleaning products provided to wipe down surfaces before and after use.

An updated version of the Library rules has been emailed to students and is also available on the Intranet. Please make sure that you have read and are familiar with these before you use the Library. If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact the Library Team.

We can help you find resources online and answer a variety of other queries so please do feel free to contact us with any queries about library-related matters.

Please regularly check your email and the Intranet for Library updates, as the rules may change during term. We are also posting useful pieces of information to our social media pages as they become available, so keep an eye out for notifications from @univlib on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

Univcat is where you can search for physical resources in Univ Library.

Fortunately, all our students and academics have access to the Bodleian Library which has a huge wealth of online and eResources. SOLO is the main tool for searching the Bodleian’s collections. In addition to helping you find resources available in the Bodleian, SOLO will help you find databases, scholarly reviews, theses, and much, much more.

For help on finding resources at the Bodleian, or for information on using their reading rooms, go to Oxford LibGuides and look for your subject. The LibGuide for your subject will tell you what’s available and how to get hold of it. There is also a LibGuide for the databases to which Oxford subscribes.

Univ Library may seem a little different at the moment, but that doesn’t mean learning and research will stop. We will continue to be your first point of call when it comes to finding resources and remember that we are always here to help you with your library-related queries.

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