Here are some quick links to help you get started using the library. If you have any questions please contact us.
- Opening hours
- Finding books using the catalogue
- Borrowing books
- Reserving books
- Books missing from the shelves
- Suggesting books for the Library to buy
- Using computers
- Printing, copying and scanning
Where is the Bodleian History Faculty Library?
The Library is located in the Radcliffe Camera and Gladstone Link in central Oxford. For a map and full details please visit our contact page.
The library's open hours vary between term and vacation time. Please check current hours on our opening hours page.
Firstly, you need to be a registered user of the HFL. Depending on your status you will have different loan entitlements. See loans, renewing books online, fines and reporting lost books for details.
Yes, you can. Simply place a hold on SOLO. This online tutorial shows how to place a hold.
If you cannot find a book on the Library shelves that the SOLO catalogue shows as available let us know the book details on the online form. We will search for the book and let you know if we find it.
Let us know the book's details and we will consider buying the book. Note: If you are a lecturer who is going to revise a course, please let us know in advance to make sure we are able to buy additional books or set texts.
Yes, you can. Further details and links to guides about using the services are available on our computing, copying and scanning page.
There are a few key passwords that you will use to place holds, renew books, log into PCs and wifi networks and print, copy and scan. The passwords guide explains which password you need for each task.