Philosophy resources at PTFL


The library is the University’s main provider for loans in philosophy to undergraduates, graduate students and senior members. The collection covers the history of philosophy from ancient times to the present, with extensive holdings in aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, gender studies, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of law, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science and political and social philosophy.


The library has a collection of offprints: mostly small pamphlet versions of articles or lectures by past members of the Philosophy Faculty, from the 1920s onwards. These are available for reference use by any library member. If an item is of interest to you, please ask for it at the library reception.

Some offprints are searchable on SOLO, but not all. You can view a PDF catalogue of our offprints that includes details of items available online or in collections of essays which you can borrow from the library.


Faculty of Philosophy on Canvas

Resources for Philosophy students at Oxford.

Philosophy subject guide

Subject guide to resources and libraries for Philosophy at Oxford.

Databases A-Z: Philosophy

Browse the Philosophy databases available through the Bodleian Libraries. Some resources may require an Oxford Single Sign On (SSO) to access.

Philosophy For Our Times

A weekly podcast from the Institute of Art and Ideas.

Philosophy TV

Website of videos related to philosophical thinking.