Oxford Union Society Library

Oxford Union Society Library

Contact

Address:

Oxford Union Society Library
Oxford Union Society
Frewin Court
Oxford
OX1 3JB

Phone:

01865 241353 (ask for "library")

Fax:

01865 250092

E-mail:

library@oxford-union.org

Website:

http://www.oxford-union.org/library

Library Staff

Librarian-in-Charge:

Su Lockley

Deputy Librarian:

Laura Johnson

Senior Library Assistant:

Niels Sampath

Trainee Librarian:

Emma Quinlan

Shelver:

Michalina Szymanska

Opening Hours

Note that opening hours may sometimes change at short notice. If travelling to visit a library you are advised to check with the library to confirm details.

Term time:

Week 0 to week 8 Mon-Fri 9.30-19.00, Sat 12.00-16.30

Vacation:

Mon-Fri 9.30-17.00

Closed:

Christmas 22/12/2016 to 2/01/2017 inclusive; Easter 10/04/2017 to 17/04/2017 inclusive, Summer 25/08/2017 to 11/09/2017 inclusive.

Notes:

New borrowers should bring both their Union membership cards and University/Bodleian Cards, assuming the latter type is available to them. During registration, advice will be given on which card to use for subsequent borrowing.

Admission and Borrowing Policies

Note that by necessity these policies are much simplified and provided for initial guidance only. Please check with the library for full details.

OU undergraduate students:

Admissions: Some some. Borrowing: Some some.

All members of the Society may borrow 8 books for 2 weeks in term, and 10 books for the length of the Vacation.

OU postgraduate students:

Admissions: Some some. Borrowing: Some some.

All members of the Society may borrow 8 books for 2 weeks in term, and 10 books for the length of the Vacation.

OU academic and research staff:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: Some some.

All members of the Society may borrow 8 books for 2 weeks in term, and 10 books for the length of the Vacation.

Others:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: None none.

Open to bona fide researchers in areas in which the Library has holdings not available elsewhere. Non-Union members of the University can have 3 consecutive days' access (no borrowing).

Subjects Covered

Significant holdings of nineteenth century literature in most subjects; acquisitions are now particularly strong in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Politics, and leisure reading; Economics, Law, and other holdings are being increased with respect to faculty/departmental reading lists. Readers' suggestions in all these and other subject areas are always welcomed

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