The library is on the first floor of 15 Norham Gardens, up a flight of external stairs. During departmental opening hours, there is an alternative entrance to the building on the ground floor with a lift.

People with difficulties using the stairs are welcome to use this route into the library: please let us know in advance of your visit so that we can confirm access. Ring us on 01865 (2)74028, or email

One of our reading rooms is up 3 steps from the main reading room, another is down a flight of stairs, and the top shelves of our bookcases may require the use of ladders or kicksteps. Please ask staff if you would like assistance in fetching books in advance of your visit. You can also arrange for another reader to collect and return your books on your behalf from the library.

We have a bookable discussion room - you are welcome to book it via this page to use as a quiet or group study space.

We offer increased loan allowances, and extended loans of our normal loan books of a month at a time with unlimited renewals as long as no one else requests the book - just let us know if this would be helpful. You will also find that many of our resources are available as ebooks and can be read from anywhere. We have printing, photocopying and scanning facilities available via the PCAS system.

We offer various pieces of kit to help you use the library. These include: a height adjustable desk and standing desk, ergonomic chairs, various bookrests and laptop stands, coloured acetate sheets, reading rulers, a magnifying bar, and a daylight lamp.

The Bodleian Libraries information for disabled readers page provides more detail about accessibility in the Education Library and other Bodleian Libraries.

More information about disability support for students is available via the Disability Advisory Service. More information for University staff is available via the Staff Disability Advisor.

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