The English Faculty Library holds over 104,000 volumes, and the collections focus on English language and literature, supporting the range of teaching, study and research in the English Faculty. Additional research collections for English are accommodated in the Bodleian Library and off-site store. In addition, there is a significant and increasing number of ebooks and online journals in support of the subject. The EFL also has a Film Studies collection which focuses on film theory and British and American cinema.
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, a rare books collection of approximately 9,000 pre-1850 volumes, and a significant collection of 19th-century journals.
The library's substantial audio-visual collections include Shakespeare productions, recordings of poetry, and films, covering such genres as film noir, the western, horror and melodrama.
Find out more about the Bodleian Libraries' English literature and language collections, including our collection policy.
Find out more about the Bodleian Libraries' Film Studies collections, including our collection policy.
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