Ask a Subject Consultant

If you have a question or comment about the collections and services of the Bodleian Social Science Library, including recommending new print and digital materials,  and are:

  • a current member of the University of Oxford
  • a current member of Bodleian Libraries
  • a former member of the University of Oxford needing to use the Bodleian Social Science Library
  • an external enquirer needing information specifically about or held by the Bodleian Social Science Library

then Ask a Subject Consultant.

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Your question will be sent to the relevant Subject Consultant who will contact you directly by email. If you have difficulty using the form, please let us know, and send us your enquiry by:

Notes on the service

Ask a Subject Consultant is an enquiry service provided by the Bodleian Social Science Library. We will respond promptly, usually within three working days (Monday to Friday), and often within 24 hours. More complex enquiries may take longer to answer where it is necessary to consult several sources and/or colleagues.

We will respond within five full working days of the receipt of an enquiry for at least 90% of correspondence, but in all cases within ten full working days of the receipt of an enquiry. Full working daysare Monday to Friday except for the Easter and Christmas/New Year closure periods.

This service is provided for registered users of the Bodleian Libraries. We are also happy to respond to reference enquiries from external users only when they relate to Bodleian Social Science Library collections and services. Please note that we are not able to undertake detailed research on behalf of enquirers.

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