Services and facilities at the VHL

A long wide desk with desktop computers on either side



Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS)

You can use Bodleian Libraries Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS) facilities in this library for printing, photocopying and scanning and pay using your PCAS account. The PCAS machine is on the ground floor. Find out more about using PCAS.



Connect to Wi-Fi

Bodleian Libraries Wi-Fi networks are available in this library. Find out more about the networks available and how to connect.



Use library computers

The library has 12 PCs for reader use on the ground floor, and two open-access terminals (one on the ground floor, one on the first floor) for checking SOLO. Find out more about how to log into and use reader PCs



Request or reserve items

The Bodleian Libraries hold about 8 million items in off-site storage. These items can be ordered for delivery to the Vere Harmsworth Library for you to consult. Find out more about how to request and reserve items.



Research support

If you need further help in navigating and using any of the resources we have available, or if you would like guidance on which sources might be relevant for your needs, please contact the Librarian who will be happy to provide tailored advice by email or arrange a one-to-one meeting.



Microfilm readers

Digital microfilm reader

This takes film, fiche and cards, and makes digital images which are viewed on the touchscreen PC. Images may be enhanced, cropped, and saved to a USB stick as PDFs or JPGs. This reader also allows you to scan and save multiple pages in one go. It is not currently possible to print directly from this machine. If you wish to print your images, transfer them on USB to another library PC and print from there via the libraries’ Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS) service. You can find a full guide to using this machine next to the PC.

Desktop microfilm reader

This takes film and fiche only, no microcards. You can use it to read directly on the screen.

Microcard reader

This takes microcards only, and will only allow you to read, not print or save scans.