Vere Harmsworth Library

The essential roof works occurring at the RAI building have a new estimated end date of February 2023. See our blogpost for more details.

Opening hours


Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm

Christmas opening hours

Thursday 22 December: 9am – 5pm

The VHL will be closed from Friday 23 December to Monday 2 January.

Term time

From Saturday 14 January our hours will be:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 10pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Contact us
+44 (0)1865 282700

About the library

The Vere Harmsworth Library (VHL) houses the University’s principal research collection relating to the history of the United States, the largest such academic library collection in the UK. The library is in the Rothermere American Institute.  

The Radcliffe Science Library is temporarily operating at the Vere Harmsworth Library.

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Vere Harmsworth Library  
Rothermere American Institute  
1a South Parks Road  

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