The Just In Corner
If you would like a more relaxed reading area, there is a new journal display with soft seating available. This is in the main reading room to the left of the entrance. This area also has the Oxford Authors' display, showing recent publications by present and past Law Faculty members.
Nearby is a long desk with a couple of Quick Search terminals to search the catalogue, one Bodleian Library computer, and the Reader Printer for printing from microfilm or fiche.
The main reading room is open to everybody. This is the large area as you come into the library on Level 2. There are a number of desks that are reserved for research students, but these are clearly marked.
Ground floor seating
There are desks along the corridor leading to the IT Training Room and there is more seating in the Official Papers section. There is also a height-adjustable desk outside Discussion Room 1.
Level 1 seating
If you do not want to sit in the main reading room, there are desks available on Level 1. This is mainly outside the Seminar Room, but there is a separate desk at the far end.
‘Walk in’ carrels on Level 3
Carrels 13 and 18 are open to any reader who would like to sit there. Each carrel can accommodate a maximum of 3 readers. They are not discussion spaces and should be used for silent working.
Bookable carrel on Level 3
Carrel 24 seats 2 people. One desk is equipped with a Bodleian Library computer. This is to help researchers who find they need to consult materials only available via eLD (electronic Legal Deposit). This too is not a discussion space. You can view pictures and check availability on our booking site.
There is a small number of closed carrels in the library. They are primarily intended for readers with special educational needs but may sometimes be made available for small groups working on special projects (e.g. mooting competitions). Please ask library staff for information.