Finishing your degree

As you prepare to finish your degree and leave Oxford, here are some things to remember.


If you have items on loan from any libraries, please make sure you return them before you leave. 

How to return loans

Fines and lost books

Fines are currently suspended across all loans.

Please remember to report any lost items. Lost book charges can only be paid to the library from which the lost item was borrowed.

Paying fines

Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS) account

Any unused credit on your PCAS account cannot be refunded. We encourage you to use it before you leave Oxford.

You can request a transfer of credit to another PCAS account. Contact the PCAS team to find out more.

Your PCAS account can be used again if you visit the Bodleian Libraries, but it will close after two years of inactivity. If your PCAS account is linked to your university email address, you will need to change this to another email address before the email address expires.

You can also use your PCAS credit to pay for Scan and Deliver and Postal Photocopying.

RefWorks account

If you have registered for an individual RefWorks account you will have lifetime access to that account (for as long as we continue to subscribe). 

For more information on RefWorks and the other reference management software we support, see our references management guide.

Deposit your research in ORA

Research materials produced by you during your enrolment with the University can be deposited with the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA). This includes research publications, such as journal articles and conference papers (see the Open Access Oxford website), research data that underpins your research, and your research theses. Find out more about depositing your research in ORA

If your programme of study is for a research degree, deposit to ORA is a mandatory part of graduation requirements for current students.

Oxford Alumni resources and privileges

As a graduate of the University of Oxford, you can apply for a Bodleian Reader card for non-borrowing access to the Bodleian Libraries. Alumni can also gain access to a collection of library databases via free registration. Find out more in our guide for alumni.