Bodleian Education Library

Bodleian Education Library



Bodleian Education Library
15 Norham Gardens


01865 274028



Library Staff


Catherine Scutt

Assistant Librarian:

Sophia Staves

Senior Library Assistant:

Rachel Childs

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:

Mon-Thur 08.30-20.30, Fri 08.30-19.00, Sat and Sun 10.00-17.00 during Michaelmas and Hilary terms, Sat and Sun 13.00-17.00 during Trinity term.


Vacation: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.30


August Bank Holiday and when the Department of Education is closed over Christmas and Easter.


Note that our term time opening hours follow the PGCE term, which is longer than the University term and closer to the Oxfordshire school term.

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: All all. Borrowing: All all.

Current students may borrow 10 books from the EDU Library. Usual loan period of 1 week, on production of University Card.

OU postgraduate students:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.

PGCE students may borrow 10 books; Masters students may borrow 15 books. Usual loan period of 1 week, on production of University Card. Extra book allowance may be allowed by permission of the Librarian.

OU academic and research staff:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.

Current departmental academic and research staff may borrow 20 books. Usual loan period of 4 weeks, on production of University Card. These privileges are also extended to part time students, e.g. MLT, TELUS, ALSLA.


Admissions: All all. Borrowing: None none.

External researchers are welcome to use the Library for reference. Please contact Bodleian Admissions for a Library Card.

Subjects Covered

Our collection focusses on the areas of research and teaching within the Department of Education. These include: educational research methodology; international and comparative education; higher education; e-learning; applied linguistics and second language acquisition; literacy; child learning and development; teacher education and continuing professional development; education in mathematics, science, English, history, geography, religious education, and modern languages.

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