Opening hours

Magdalen College Library

Contact

Address:

Magdalen College Library
Magdalen College
High Street
Oxford
OX1 4AU

Phone:

01865-276045

Fax:

01865-276057

E-mail:

library@magd.ox.ac.uk

Website:

http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/libraries-and-archives

Library Staff

Fellow Librarian:

Dr Christine Ferdinand

Assistant Librarian (Bibliographic Services):

Ms Anne Chesher

Assistant Librarian (Reader Services):

T.B.A.

Library Assistant:

Mrs Maggie Wainwright

Archives Assistant:

Mr Ben Taylor

Head Conservator:

Ms Jane Eagan

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:

The New Library is open 24 hours a day for Magdalen College members, and by appointment only for all other visitors. The Old Library is open by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Vacation:

The New Library is open 24 hours a day for Magdalen College members, and by appointment only for all other visitors. The Old Library is open by appointment only, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Closed:

Never.

Notes:

FILMS! Members of the University who need to borrow Magdalen films for educational purposes may do so with a £15 refundable deposit per film and production of a current university card. It is essential to phone or email in advance. All Magdalen films are recorded in OLIS.

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.

The New Library is open 24/7 to Magdalen members only. However, any external reader may make an appointment by phone or email to consult a volume if Magdalen has the only copy in Oxford. Readers should check OLIS carefully in advance of any request. Members of Magdalen College are the only readers allowed to borrow books from the New Library.

OU postgraduate students:

Admissions: Some some. Borrowing: Some some.

The New Library is open 24/7 to Magdalen members only. However, any external reader may make an appointment by phone or email to consult a volume if Magdalen has the only copy in Oxford. Readers should check OLIS carefully in advance of any request. Members of Magdalen College are the only readers allowed to borrow books from the New Library. Postgraduates who need to use Magdalen's rare books and manuscripts collection are welcome to do so by appointment only.

OU academic and research staff:

Admissions: Some some. Borrowing: Some some.

The New Library is open 24/7 to Magdalen members only. However, any external reader may make an appointment by phone or email to consult a volume if Magdalen has the only copy in Oxford. Readers should check OLIS carefully in advance of any request. Members of Magdalen College are the only readers allowed to borrow books from the New Library. Senior staff who need to use Magdalen's rare books and manuscripts collection are welcome to do so by appointment only.

Others:

Admissions: Some some. Borrowing: Some some.

The New Library is open 24/7 to Magdalen members only. However, any external reader may make an appointment by phone or email to consult a volume if Magdalen has the only copy in Oxford. Readers should check OLIS carefully in advance of any request. Members of Magdalen College are the only readers allowed to borrow books from the New Library. Scholars who need to use Magdalen's rare books and manuscripts collection are welcome to do so by appointment.

Subjects Covered

The New Library covers all subjects studied at Magdalen, as well as an extensive film collection. Magdalen's rare books collection is particularly strong in early medical and botanical books (collections given by John Goodyer and Nicholas Gibbard). We also hold the 19th-century scientific collection of Charles Daubeny.

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