Opening hours

Old Library: Upper and Lower Reading Rooms

Term Hours (find term dates):

Mon-Fri 9.00am-10.00pm, Sat 10.00am-4.00pm, Sun 11.00am-5.00pm

Vacation Hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00am-7.00pm, Sat 10.00am-4.00pm.

The Library will also open 11.00-5.00 pm on the first Sunday of each vacation (Sun 10 March, Sun 16 June and Sun 8 Dec 2013).

Closed Periods:

The Old Library will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. The Upper and Lower reading rooms (not Duke Humfrey's) will open on Easter Monday 2014, 9.00 - 5:00pm. The Library will be closed over the August Bank Holiday.

Christmas & New Year 2013/14: Friday 20 December: all parts of the Library close at 17.00; Saturday 21 December: Upper and Lower reading rooms open 10.00-16.00 - no book-service; Monday 23 December: Lower reading room only, open 9.00-17.00 - no book-service. 

Normal opening hours resume at 9.00 on Thurs 2 January 2014. 

Old Library: Duke Humfrey's Library

Term Hours (find term dates):

Mon-Fri 9.00am-7.00pm, Sat 10.00am-4.00pm

Vacation Hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00am-7.00pm, Sat 10.00am-4.00pm

Closed Periods:

Duke Humfrey's will be closed over the Easter weekend: this includes Easter Monday, even though the Old Library Upper and Lower reading rooms will open 9.00am - 5.00pm. The Library will be closed over August Bank Holiday.

Christmas & New Year 2013/14: Duke Humfrey's closes at 17.00 on Fri 20 December and re-opens to readers at 9.00 on Thurs 2 January 2014.

Radcliffe Camera: Upper Camera and Lower Camera Reading Rooms

Term Hours (find term dates):

Mon-Fri 9.00am-10.00pm, Sat 10.00am-4.00pm, Sun 11.00am-5.00pm.

Vacation Hours:

Upper Camera: Mon-Fri 9.00am-7.00pm, Sat 10.00am-4.00pm

Lower Camera: Mon-Fri 9.00am-7.00pm, Sat 10.00am-4.00pm.

The Library will also open 11.00am-5.00pm on the first Sunday of each vacation (Sun 10 March, Sun 16 June and 8 Dec 2013).

Closed Periods:

The Library will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. It will open on Easter Monday 2014, 9.00 - 5.00pm. The Library will be closed over August Bank Holiday.

Christmas & New Year 2013/14: The Radcliffe Camera closes at 17.00 on Fri 20 December and re-opens to readers at 9.00 on Thurs 2 January 2014

Gladstone Link

Term Hours (find term dates):

Mon-Fri 9.00am-9.30pm, Sat 10.00am-3.30pm, Sun 11.00am-4.30pm.

Vacation Hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00am-6.30pm, Sat 10.00am-3.30pm.

The Gladstone Link will also open 11.00am-4.30pm on the first Sunday of each vacation (Sun 8 Dec 2013, Sun 16 March and Sun 22 June).

Closed Periods:

The Link will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. It will open on Easter Monday 2014, 9.00am - 4.15pm. The Link will be closed over August Bank Holiday.

Christmas & New Year 2013/14: The Gladstone Link closes at 16.30 on Friday 20 December 2013 and re-opens to readers at 9.00 on Thurs 2 January 2014.  

Note:

Access to the Gladstone Link normally ceases 15 minutes before the advertised time of its closure in order to facilitate the clearing of the space.

 

RSL: Special Collections Reading Room

Term Hours (find term dates):

Mon-Fri 09.00am-10.00pm*, Sat 10.00am-4.00pm

Vacation Hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00am-7.00pm, Sat 10.00am-2.00pm

Closed Periods:

The Special Collections Reading Room closes from Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive, and over August Bank Holiday.

Note:

*On Bank Holiday Mondays, the reading room is open 9.00am-7.00pm. There is a limited fetching service on these days.

 

University of Oxford dates of full term:

Michaelmas 2013: Sunday 13 October to Saturday 7 December

Hilary 2014: Sunday 19 January to Saturday 15 March

Trinity 2014: Sunday 27 April to Saturday 21 June

 

Michaelmas 2014: Sunday 12 October to Saturday 6 December

Hilary 2015: Sunday 18 January to Saturday 14 March

Trinity 2015: Sunday 26 April to Saturday 20 June

The University of Oxford Dates of Term page gives provisional dates for later years. 

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