Services and facilities at the Knowledge Centre




The Knowledge Centre offers borrowing current Oxford University staff and students with a University card, and employees of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Check at one of our library helpdesks that your borrowing rights have been activated. 

Find out more about borrowing from Bodleian Libraries, including borrowing allowances, automatic renewals, returns and lost books. 

Almost all the books in the Bodleian Health Care Libraries can be borrowed. To borrow books, take them to the issue desk in the library or use the self-service machines. To renew an item, log in to your SOLO account, or request a renewal by emailing or phoning 01865 221936.


Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS)

The Bodleian Health Care Libraries offer Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS) facilities for self-service printing (colour and black and white), photocopying and scanning. Find out more about using PCAS.



Connect to Wi-Fi

Bodleian Libraries Wi-Fi networks are available at the Health Care Libraries.

You can also access public BT Wi-Fi and OUH Guest Wi-Fi. Visit the University IT Services pages on setting up wireless access.


Use library computers

Bodleian Libraries and NHS PCs are available in the Health Care Libraries. Find out more about how to log into and use reader PCs. The libraries also offer NHS computers for convenient access to the intranet, quick links to OUH emails and the e-learning platform. You will need an OUH Trust login to access these PCs.


Request or reserve items

Around 8 million items held by the Bodleian Libraries are stored in closed stacks or offsite. These are not immediately available but must be requested for delivery to a library. You can order books for delivery to the Bodleian Health Care Libraries to consult there. Find out more about how to request and reserve items via SOLO.

Some BHCL and RSL books can be transferred between the various BHCL and RSL sites. To request a transfer, email HCL Enquiries or RSL Enquiries with the book and delivery site details.



Book the Group Study Room

The Knowledge Centre has a Group Study Room available for group discussions, meetings or conference calls. Find out more about how to book this room.