SOLO is the resource discovery tool for libraries in Oxford. You can use it to search physical and electronic items available across the University's libraries. It includes information on where to find printed books and journals, as well as links to e-books, online journals and databases. There is also a Map Search for finding maps and atlases. Learn more about using SOLO.
If an item isn't available in an Oxford library, you can request it through our inter-library loans service. Free electronic delivery is available.
Access to e-resources
Access to subscription e-resources is limited to current members of the University with an Oxford Single Sign On (SSO). Find out more about access conditions and how to use online catalogues and resources when outside of the University of Oxford network.
To find e-resources available to everyone, use the Open Access filter on the search results page in SOLO.
Read our guide to finding e-resources.
Rare books held by Oxford's libraries can be searched through SOLO. Manuscripts, archives and other special collections are not catalogued in SOLO. Learn more about finding aids and catalogues for special collections.