The English Faculty Library holds over 104,000 volumes. It subscribes to around 40 current print journals, all open access. It also holds a large collection of mainly 19th century journals and provides access to many more online journals and ebooks.
The library also holds a variety of special collections, in particular books and journals relating to the study of Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature, and a rare books collection of approximately 9,000 pre-1850 volumes.
The library's substantial audio-visual collections consist mainly of Shakespeare plays, recordings of poetry and films.
Books, journals and audio-visual materials are all catalogued on SOLO, the University's library catalogue. When searching on SOLO, you can filter your results by format to find ‘book’, ‘journal’ or ‘audio visual’ material.
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You can find details of new books in the English Faculty Library on our LibraryThing page, and subscribe to updates via RSS.
The English Faculty Library has a well-established collection of books on Anglo-American film as well as c. 3,500 DVDs, Blu-rays and videos covering such genres as film noir, the western, horror and melodrama. The film collection also includes Shakespearean productions and other films of general literary interest.
Find out more about the Bodleian Libraries Film Studies collections, including our collection policy.