The library is for reference use only; items cannot be borrowed.
You may only consume bottled water and hot drinks in KeepCups in the library. The centre’s kitchen is available for library users to take a break.
Both reading rooms have Wi-Fi and power points so you can use your own laptop.
To use our Wi-Fi and library PCs, you will need a University or Bodleian Reader card.
You may use personal cameras to photograph library material. Copyright limits apply. Ask staff for book stands and weights if you need them.
Layout and classification
Two classification schemes are used in the library: Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and National Library of Medicine (NLM) Classification. Both schemes are subject-based and can be browsed easily.
Most books are classified using the LCC scheme, and these are housed in Library Rooms 1 and 2. The rest are classified using the NLM scheme (the shelfmarks are mainly Qs and Ws) and can be found upstairs in the Resources Room.