New College Library

New College Library

Contact

Address:

New College Library
New College, Holywell Street
Oxford
OX1 3BN

Phone:

01865 279580

E-mail:

library@new.ox.ac.uk

Website:

https://www.new.ox.ac.uk/library-and-archives

Library Staff

Librarian:

Dr Christopher Skelton-Foord

Archivist (Mon-Thur):

Mrs Jennifer Thorp

Deputy Librarian:

Ms Suzannah Bridge

Assistant Librarian, Bibliographic Services:

Mr Jason Morgan

Graduate Trainee Library Assistant:

Mr Alex Pound

Shelver (Term-Time):

Miss Ursula Steele

Opening Hours

Note that opening hours may sometimes change at short notice. If travelling to visit a library you are advised to check with the library to confirm details.

Term time:

During term time, New College Library is open to New College members from 8.30 am to 2 am, 7 days per week, and by appointment only for all other visitors. The Library is staffed from 8.30 am to 5 pm. It operates security-controlled access and provides an automated self-issue system.

Vacation:

During vacations, New College Library is open to New College members from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm, 7 days per week, and by appointment only for all other visitors. The Library is staffed from 8.30 am to 5 pm. It operates operates security-controlled access and provides an automated self-issue system.

Closed:

The Library is closed for eight working days over Christmas.

Admission and Borrowing Policies

Note that by necessity these policies are much simplified and provided for initial guidance only. Please check with the library for full details.

OU undergraduate students:

Admissions: Some some. Borrowing: Some some.

There are borrowing privileges for New College members only. External readers should make an appointment in advance by email or phone to consult a volume from the modern collections if New College holds the only copy in Oxford.

OU postgraduate students:

Admissions: Some some. Borrowing: Some some.

There are borrowing privileges for New College members only. External readers should make an appointment in advance by email or phone to consult a volume from the modern collections if New College holds the only copy in Oxford. Research students, academic staff, and external researchers who need to use the Library's rare book and manuscript collections are welcome to do so, by appointment only with the Librarian.

OU academic and research staff:

Admissions: Some some. Borrowing: Some some.

There are borrowing privileges for New College members only. External readers should make an appointment in advance by email or phone to consult a volume from the modern collections if New College holds the only copy in Oxford. Research students, academic staff, and external researchers who need to use the Library's rare book and manuscript collections are welcome to do so, by appointment only with the Librarian.

Others:

Admissions: Some some. Borrowing: None none.

There are borrowing privileges for New College members only. External readers should make an appointment in advance by email or phone to consult a volume from the modern collections if New College holds the only copy in Oxford. Research students, academic staff, and external researchers who need to use the Library's rare book and manuscript collections are welcome to do so, by appointment only with the Librarian.

Subjects Covered

The 70,000-book collection of modern texts covers all undergraduate and postgraduate subjects taught in the College. The College admits students for almost all subjects, so the coverage of the collection is broad-based. A General Interest Collection comprises: Literature, Biography, Travel Guides, Very Short Introductions, Study Skills, and Welfare books. There is also a collection of DVDs and CDs which supports courses and caters for leisure use. There are in addition renowned collections of manuscripts and antiquarian books, notably c.400 medieval manuscripts along with 30,000 early printed volumes, which include c.340 incunabula (fifteenth-century European imprints) and c.560 STC books (British Isles imprints and English books printed abroad up to 1640). The early printed collections are especially strong in Law, Theology, Classics, Early Medicine, and Science.

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