IT facilities at the EFL

Accessing the University network from the library

At the EFL we have six computer terminals in the Main Library, two are Reader PCs that can be logged onto and used for work, four are Quick Search machines for searching SOLO

A further 28 computers are available to use in our IT Training Room, when the room is not being used for classes.

Logging on to Reader PCs in the library

Reader PCs in the Library require readers to log on individually using their Library card login and password. This ensures that the Bodleian Libraries conform to University IT regulations. If you are unsure which password to use, consult the Bodleian Libraries' Passwords webpage.

Information on how to reset your library password is available online.

Using your laptop in the library

We permit the use of laptops in the library and wireless access is available. 

Wireless access

In order to take advantage of our wireless access facility, you need to access the Bodleian-Libraries network. Further details about wireless access in the Bodleian Libraries is available on the Libraries' website.

The EFL Training Room

The EFL Training Room is located within the Main Library, see our floorplan for details. It has 28 PCs available to readers and one PC at the front of the room for teaching purposes, connected to a data projector. One desk has an adjustable height setting to accommodate readers using wheelchairs.

Our Training Room is available for the use of readers, during library opening hours, when there are no scheduled classes taking place in the room. To log on to these computers readers will need their Bodleian Libraries username and password.  

Senior members of the English Faculty are welcome to use this room for teaching purposes, please contact the library directly to inquire about availability.

A weekly timetable is posted next to the IT Training Room door giving details of any room bookings. 

Printing at the EFL

See our PCAS (Print, Copy & Scan) page for more information.

Accessing e-resources for English from outside the Oxford network (off campus access)

Information for external readers using Oxford University Libraries

Direct, off-campus access to all electronic resources is not available to those holding external reader cards (rather than blue-stripe University members cards). See the Getting a Reader's card webpages for information about the different types of card available.
External readers are entitled to walk-in, i.e. on-campus, use only by the terms of our subscriptions to most electronic resources.  However, a few resources (principally in law and business) are further restricted by log-in to current University members even on campus. Readers who have affiliations to other academic institutions may be able to obtain off-campus access to their home subscription resources remotely by arrangement with their home institution.

For details about accessing our resources as an external reader consult the Bodleian Libraries' webpage: What do I get access to as an external reader?


If you have a query regarding SSO accounts or VPN then go to: and consult the list of Frequently Asked Questions, or fill in the feedback form. For registration queries email: 

Unfortunately, EFL staff are unable to provide IT support.  

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