Book the discussion room

The library's discussion room is available for academics or students to book (with some restrictions - read our terms of use below). Please check availability on the calendar below before you submit a booking request.

Submit a request

Please provide your University email address
The day you want to book the room
Session start time :
Session end time
Maximum 2 hours
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Booking Calendar

Room booking terms

All use of the room follows the University’s Code of Practice on Meetings and Events.

It can be booked by University of Oxford members for academic-related purposes.

Students – you are welcome to book the discussion room for group study. Bookings for individual use will be considered if, for instance, you need a space to rehearse your lesson plan, or to conduct interviews for your research. Bookings are limited to 2 hours.

Note that Department seminar rooms may be available, contact

Academic staff – Library reading rooms should only be booked for classes and meetings if there is nowhere else available in the Department. Exceptions are made for classes that require the use of library equipment and resources. 

Room bookings must be made at least two hours in advance. There is no limit to how far in advance bookings may be made, but we do not take block bookings.

Please bear in mind that library staff may occasionally need to enter the room to retrieve journals for other readers during your booking.

If there are no bookings on the calendar you are welcome to use the room for individual or group study on a first-come, first-served basis.

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