Opening hours

Opening Hours

This page lists opening hours for all of the libraries associated with the University of Oxford, ordered alphabetically by library name. Many libraries have separate term-time and vacation opening hours. During term this page lists term-time opening hours and during vacation it lists the vacation opening hours.

Please note that admission and borrowing policies apply and may differ from library to library. Please consult the information page for the library in which you are interested for full details.

It is currently vacation. Michaelmas 2020 starts on 11 October 2020.

A

Alexander Library of Ornithology

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

See: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/about/hours

Notes:

Please see the Library website http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/alexanderlibrary for further information.

All Souls College Library

Term hours:

9.30-18.30

Vacation hours:

9.30-16.30

Closed:

The Library is now closed to all readers and researchers; we are endeavouring to continue to provide what service we can - please email us via our contact form on the library website.

B

Balfour Library (Pitt Rivers Museum)

Term hours:

The library is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19 measures. Please retain books on loan until further notice. If necessary, books may be mailed to our postal address. Normal hours Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 (last admission 16.30).

Vacation hours:

The library is currently closed until further notice due to COVID-19 measures. Please retain books on loan until further notice. If necessary, books may be mailed to our postal address. Normal vacation hours are: Mon-Fri 9.00-12.30, 14.00-16.00.

Closed:

Closed August; around two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Closed 17 March 2020 until further notice.

Notes:

The library has now relocated to the First Floor. To access, please ring bell during opening hours, or ask Reception or Front of House staff to contact / phone 270939 / e-mail mark.dickerson@prm.ox.ac.uk,

Balliol College Library

Term hours:

We are not currently receiving visitors due to the current emergency Current members of Balliol: Monday - Sunday: 24/7. Old Library only open at this time

Vacation hours:

We are not currently receiving visitors due to the current emergency Current members of Balliol: Monday - Sunday: 24/7. Old Library only open at this time

Closed:

Ten days at Christmas

Notes:

Entry is by University card, accredited by Balliol College Library

Bodleian Education Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

August Bank Holiday and when the Department of Education is closed over Christmas and Easter.

Notes:

Note that our term time opening hours follow the PGCE term, which is longer than the University term and closer to the Oxfordshire school term.

Bodleian Health Care Libraries - Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Public holidays - Unstaffed 24-hour access with a card

Notes:

Non-HCL Bodleian Card holders can use the library within staffed hours during University of Oxford holidays.

Bodleian Health Care Libraries - Horton Library, Horton General Hospital

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Public holidays

Notes:

Opening hours may sometimes change at short notice. If travelling to visit a library, you are advised to check with staff to confirm details.

Bodleian Health Care Libraries - Knowledge Centre site

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Public holidays

Notes:

Non-HCL Bodleian Card holders can use the library within staffed hours during University of Oxford holidays. The Knowledge Centre will closed from Wednesday 25th December until Thursday 2nd January, when normal opening hours will resume.

Bodleian Health Care Libraries - Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Public holidays - Unstaffed 24-hour access with hospital security fob

Notes:

Non-HCL Bodleian Card holders can use the library within staffed hours during University of Oxford holidays.

Bodleian History Faculty Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

From 5pm 23 December 2019 until 1 January 2020 (incl.); Good Friday 10 April until Easter Monday 13 April 2020; Closed until 2pm on Encaenia morning 24 June 2020; Closed August Bank Holiday week 29 August until 31 August 2020 (incl.)

Notes:

The Gladstone Link closes 30 minutes before the rest of the complex. Access to the Gladstone Link ceases 45 minutes before the rest of the complex to facilitate the prompt clearing of this space.

Bodleian Japanese Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive; August Bank Holiday; Christmas Eve to New Year's Day inclusive

Bodleian K B Chen China Centre Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Christmas, Easter, and late summer Bank Holiday

Notes:

Due to essential staff training, we will open at a later time of 11:00am on 16 December 2019. Closed Saturday 21 Dec 2019 – Wednesday 1 Jan 2020 inclusive

Bodleian Latin American Centre Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Approx. 1 week at Christmas; Good Fri to Easter Mon inclusive; August bank holiday; summer closures for staff holidays (times may vary, depending on summer school commitments etc - please consult website)

Bodleian Law Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Christmas Eve to New Year's Day, Good Friday to Easter Monday, August Bank Holiday weekend

Notes:

Christmas 2019 The Library will close at 5pm on Monday 23rd December. It will re-open 9am on 2 January 2020. In the weekends preceding Week 1 & Week 9 of Michaelmas and Hilary, and Weeks 1, 9 & 10 of Trinity Term, the opening hours for both Sat and Sun are 10.00-19.00.

Bodleian Library - Old Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Easter 2020: The Bodleian Library and Gladstone Link are closed Friday 10 April - Monday 13 April inclusive. Encaenia (Honorary Degree Ceremony) 2020: To be confirmed. August Bank Holiday 2020: The Bodleian Library and Gladstone Link are closed Saturday 29 August - Monday 31 August 2020 inclusive. The Gladstone Link closes 30 minutes before the rest of the complex. Access to the Gladstone Link ceases 45 minutes before the rest of the complex to facilitate the prompt clearing of this space.

Notes:

Please note that the opening hours of the Duke Humfrey's Library are Mon-Fri 9.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-16.00 all year round, not including advertised closed periods. For fuller information about opening times of individual reading rooms please go to: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/library/hours

Bodleian Library - Radcliffe Camera

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Easter 2020: The Radcliffe Camera and Gladstone Link are closed Friday 10 April until Monday 13 April inclusive. Encaenia (Honorary Degree Ceremony) 2020: To be confirmed. August Bank Holiday 2020: The Radcliffe Camera and Gladstone Link are closed Saturday 29 August - Monday 31 August 2020 inclusive. The Gladstone Link closes 30 minutes before the rest of the complex. Access to the Link ceases 45 minutes before the rest of the complex to facilitate the prompt clearing of this space.

Notes:

For fuller information about opening times of individual reading rooms please go to: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/library/hours

Bodleian Music Faculty Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Normally 2 weeks at Christmas, 5 working days at Easter, 3 weeks in August. Christmas 2018: 15 December-6 January 2019

Bodleian Oriental Institute Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

1 week at Christmas and Easter; Aug Bank Holiday Mon; Mon and Tue of week of St Giles’ Fair, beginning of Sep

Bodleian Social Science Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

The SSL will be closed: Tuesday 24 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020, Friday 10 April until Monday 13 April 2020, Saturday 29 August until Monday 31 August (all dates inclusive). The SSL will be open both Bank Holidays in May.

Bodleian Staff Library

Term hours:

8.30-17.00 Monday - Friday. The library is unstaffed and there is a self-issue machine

Vacation hours:

8:30-17:00 Monday - Friday. The library is unstaffed and there is a self-issue machine

Closed:

The library is only closed when the whole Osney One building is shut - usually the week between Christmas and New Year

Brasenose College Library

Term hours:

24 hour - staffed 9:00-17:00 Mon-Fri.

Vacation hours:

24 hour - staffed 9:00-17:00 Mon-Fri.

C

Campion Hall Library

Notes:

Campion Hall welcomes all enquiries regarding material uniquely held in its library collections. The Fellow Librarian is not present in the library on a full-time basis - please email in advance.

Cancer Epidemiology Unit

Term hours:

Monday - Friday 8am- 6pm

Vacation hours:

Monday - Friday 8am- 6pm

Closed:

Between Christmas and New Year

Careers Service Library

Term hours:

Monday-Friday: 09.00-17.00 (except Thursday), Thursday: 10.00 - 17.00 (to allow for staff training), , Please check our website for details

Vacation hours:

Monday-Friday: 09.00-17.00 (except Thursday), Thursday: 10.00 - 17.00 (to allow for staff training), , Please check our website for details

Closed:

All University fixed closure (normally 1 week and Bank Holidays at Christmas and Easter) plus all other Bank Holidays; closures for maintenance and updating resources advertised on our website

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Term hours:

Monday- Thursday 9.30 am- 3.00 pm, Friday 9.30 am -1.00 pm

Vacation hours:

Monday - Thursday 9.30 am- 3.00 pm, Friday 9.30 am-1.00 pm

Closed:

Weekends, Bank Holidays and Christmas vacation

Notes:

Please note that by necessity these policies are much simplifid and provided for initial guidance only. Please check with the Library for full details.

Chantry Library

Term hours:

1400-1800 Tue, by appointment

Vacation hours:

1400-1800 Tue, by appointment

Closed:

Tue 26 May

Notes:

The Library is open to all. Email or telephone for an appointment, especially if you hope to visit outside our normal hours.

Christ Church Library

Term hours:

The College Library will remain closed to all visitors until further notice. Any requests for orders/delivery of books, by members of College should be sent to library@chch.ox.ac.uk

Vacation hours:

The College Library will remain closed to all visitors until further notice.

Closed:

The College Library will remain closed to all visitors until further notice.

Computer Science Library

Term hours:

9.00-16.30 (closed 13.00-14.00)

Vacation hours:

9.00-16.30 (closed 13.00-14.00)

Closed:

The library is only closed when the whole Wolfson building is shut - usually the week between Christmas and New Year.

Corpus Christi College Library

Term hours:

Corpus Library is open 24 hours a day on a reference basis for members of the College. Issue Desk hours, and access information for non-members, can be found on the Library website.

Vacation hours:

Corpus Library is open 24 hours a day on a reference basis for members of the College. Issue Desk hours, and access information for non-members, can be found on the Library website.

Closed:

The Library and Archives are closed when the College is closed (over the Christmas and New Year break, and over the Easter weekend), and usually for two weeks in August.

Notes:

External readers (including members of the University of Oxford) by appointment only. Please see the webpages for more information, and contact library staff in advance of any visit.

E

Earth Sciences Library

Term hours:

Staffed: Monday - Friday, Core hours: 9am-1pm

Vacation hours:

As above excluding Bank Holidays, Christmas and Easter

Closed:

THE LIBRARY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 The librarian is working from home so please email library@earth.ox.ac.uk with any enquiries. Responses may be delayed.

Notes:

Please contact the librarian in advance to arrange a visit.

English Faculty Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Public holidays, except in May as above; between Christmas and New Year. We are closed from 5pm Friday 20th December and will re-open 9am on Thursday 2nd January

Notes:

Details of closed periods will be publicised as necessary in the Library, and on its website

Exeter College Library

Term hours:

24 hour access for members of Exeter College - staffed 9.00-17.00 Mon.-Fri.

Vacation hours:

24 hour access for members of Exeter College - staffed 9.00-17.00 Mon.-Fri.

Closed:

22 Dec. - 2 Jan. (inc.)

G

Green Templeton College Library

Term hours:

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Normally: 24 hour access for members of Green Templeton College. Non-members may be admitted to consult a book not available elsewhere in Oxford libraries. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.

Vacation hours:

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Normally 24 hour access for members of Green Templeton College. Non-members may be admitted to consult a book not available elsewhere in Oxford libraries. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.

Closed:

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Notes:

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Normal staffed hours: Monday - Friday 9.30 - 17:00

H

Harris Manchester College Library

Term hours:

Term time (week 1 – week 9): 24 hours to entitled College members. All others: Mon – Sun 9am – 5pm. External researchers are only allowed to use the Library during staffed hours. ,

Vacation hours:

Mon – Sun 8am – 10pm,

Closed:

Closure at Easter/Christmas/last two weeks of August each year: the Library is closed on the same days as the main College building.

Hertford College Library

Term hours:

Closed to all readers until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Closed to all readers until further notice.

Notes:

External readers (including members of the University of Oxford) by appointment only. Please contact the Librarian in advance.

History of Medicine Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Easter : Good Friday-Easter Monday inclusive. Both May Bank Holidays and August Bank Holiday. Christmas 2019: 20 December-6 January

Notes:

Check the History of Medicine Library Blog for weekly opening hours: http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/wellcome/category/opening-hours/

I

Instituto Camoes Library

Notes:

The Library of the Centre is open to everyone, and consultation is made by appointment.

J

Jesus College Library

Term hours:

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Normally: Open 24 hours a day to current resident members of Jesus College and registered Celtic Library readers. Open to other readers by appointment only.

Vacation hours:

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Normally: Open 24 hours a day to current resident members of Jesus College and registered Celtic Library readers. Open to other readers by appointment only.

Closed:

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Normally: Jesus College is closed over Christmas, New Year, and Easter. The College is usually open on other Bank Holidays.

Notes:

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Normally: Office hours: 9.00-17.00, Monday to Friday

K

Keble College Library

Term hours:

24 hour access for members of College., Staffed: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Vacation hours:

24 hour access for members of College, Staffed: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5.00 p.m., ,

Kellogg College Library

Term hours:

Closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Closed until further notice.

Closed:

Closed until further notice.

L

Lady Margaret Hall Library

Term hours:

Currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions. Normally open 24/7 for LMH members with a full self-service system, and opened by appointment for anyone else 9:30 to 12:30 and 2 to 5.

Vacation hours:

Currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions. Normally open 24/7 for LMH members with a full self-service system, and opened by appointment for anyone else 9:30 to 12:30 and 2 to 5.

Closed:

Between Christmas and New Year Currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Language Centre Library

Term hours:

Weeks 1-8 Mon-Friday, 8.45-20.00

Vacation hours:

Weeks 0 and 9, Christmas, Easter and Summer Vacations Mon-Fri 8.45-17.00

Closed:

Christmas and New Year closure: Monday 23 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020 inclusive Easter closure: Thursday 9 April 2020 - Monday 13 April 2020 inclusive August Bank Holiday

Leopold Muller Memorial Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Christmas closure: Usually 10 days over Christmas. , Easter closure: Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive., Late August closure: August Bank holiday

Notes:

Contact the library at muller.library@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for any details regarding our opening hours.

Linacre College Library

Term hours:

All members of Linacre College are entitled to 24-hour access year-round to the library and computing facilities.

Vacation hours:

All members of Linacre College are entitled to 24-hour access year-round to the library and computing facilities.

Closed:

Closed to external visitors Christmas and Easter.

Notes:

External visitors please contact the Librarian (library@linacre.ox.ac.uk) for an appointment.

Lincoln College Library

Term hours:

Daily 8.30-2.00

Vacation hours:

Daily 8.30-23.30

Closed:

No closed period.

M

Magdalen College Library

Term hours:

-Please note: The Library is now closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic- The Longwall Library is open 24 hours a day for Magdalen College members, and by appointment only for all other visitors. The Old Library is open by appointment only, on Thursdays and Fridays.

Vacation hours:

-Please note: The Library is now closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic- The Longwall Library is open 24 hours a day for Magdalen College members, and by appointment only for all other visitors. The Old Library is open by appointment only, on Thursdays and Fridays.

Closed:

Please note: The Library is now closed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic

Notes:

Members of the University who need to borrow a film from Magdalen's film collections for educational purposes may do so upon production of a £15 refundable deposit per film and a current university card. It is essential to phone or email in advance. All Magdalen films are catalogued, and searchable via SOLO.

Maison Française Library

Term hours:

Closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Closed until further notice.

Closed:

August, Christmas, Easter:, Please check exact dates on Website Homepage.

Mansfield College Library

Term hours:

Our library is now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our library is now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Our library is now closed until further notice.

Materials Library

Term hours:

Reading rooms Mon-Fri 8.30-17.00 Library Office Monday 10:30 - 2:30 Wednesday and Thursday 11:30 - 2:30 Self-issue machine available, ,

Vacation hours:

Reading rooms Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00; self-issue machine available, , Library office Please phone or email for times

Closed:

1 week at both Easter and Christmas, Bank Holidays, weekends.,

Mathematical Institute Library

Term hours:

Monday-Friday 09:00-16:30.

Closed:

Christmas Closure: The Department will close on Friday 21st December and reopen on Thursday 3rd January.

Notes:

Those wishing to enquire about access must first contact the Librarian before visiting, at the email address or telephone number above.

Merton College Library

Term hours:

Old Warden's Lodgings Library and Mob Lower Library: Reading Rooms: Daily, 7:30 - 2:00; Information Desk and Library Office: Mon - Fri, 9:00 - 12:00; 13:00 - 17:00.

Vacation hours:

Opening hours are generally same as for term time. Closures for some public holidays will be advertised in advance

Closed:

The library is usually open to members of Merton College, unless exceptional circumstances demand a temporary closure, which will be advertised

Notes:

OPEN TO MEMBERS OF MERTON COLLEGE ONLY. Archives, Manuscripts, Early Printed Books and Special Collections may be consulted by all bona fide researchers by appointment only on Wed, Thur and Fri. Further information is available on the Opening Hours, Facilities, Services page of the library’s website. Books of the modern collections may be consulted if held by none of the other Oxford University libraries. Please email in advance to arrange a consultation appointment for a modern item.

Middle East Centre Library

Term hours:

Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 4.30pm,

Vacation hours:

Monday-Thursday 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Museum of the History of Science Library

Term hours:

By appointment, arranged via library@mhs.ox.ac.uk

Vacation hours:

By appointment, arranged via library@mhs.ox.ac.uk

N

New College Library

Term hours:

During term time, New College Library is open to New College members from 8 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 hours:

During vacations, New College Library is open to New College members from 8 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.

Nuffield College Library

Term hours:

TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO ALL OTHER THAN RESIDENT MEMBERS OF COLLEGE Normal policy: Access for external readers Mon-Fri 13.30-17.30 Nuffield members 24/7 access. Library Office hours Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30; 13.30-17.30

Vacation hours:

TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO ALL OTHER THAN RESIDENT MEMBERS OF COLLEGE Normal policy: Access for external readers Mon-Fri 13.30-17.30 Nuffield members 24/7 access. Library Office hours Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30; 13.30-17.30

Closed:

TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO ALL OTHER THAN RESIDENT MEMBERS OF COLLEGE Up to 10 days at Christmas, 4 days at Easter, 1st-31st August (external readers). See website for full details

Notes:

TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO ALL OTHER THAN RESIDENT MEMBERS OF COLLEGE Normal policy: Nuffield members have 24/7 access using their college key

O

Official Papers Collection

Term hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-22.00, Sat 10.00-18.00, Sun 11.00-18.00

Vacation hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-16.00 (Sat 10.00-13.00 in Aug & Sept)

Closed:

Christmas Eve to New Year's Day, Good Friday to Easter Monday, August Bank Holiday weekend

Notes:

As the Official Papers Reading Room is on the Ground Floor of the Bodleian Law Library where the locking up begins, readers are asked to be ready to leave approximately 20 minutes before the official closing time.

Oriel College Library

Term hours:

Closed until further notice (remote services available) Normally: Self service 24 hours, Mon to Sun., Staffed hours 9.00 - 17.00, Mon to Fri., Senior Library 9.00 - 17.00, Mon to Fri.,

Vacation hours:

Closed until further notice (remote services available) Normally: Self service 24 hours, Mon to Sun., Staffed hours 9.00 - 17.00, Mon to Fri., Senior Library closed.

Closed:

21 December 2018 - 2 January 2019

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Library

Term hours:

Mon-Thur 9.00-19.00, Fri 9.00-17.00, (usually week 1-8, exceptions will be posted separately) , , Saturday and Sunday: closed

Vacation hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00. , , Saturday and Sunday: closed, ,

Closed:

Christmas closure 2019: we are closed on Monday 23 December - Thursday 2 January 2020. , Closed on Bank Holidays only outside of Full Term and for the Christmas and New Year period. Open for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.,

Notes:

The Library offers:, , Photocopying, printing and scanning facilities, , , Wireless internet (Eduroam + in-house WiFi),, , Lockers for personal belongings, , , Common room for readers' use,, , Water fountain., , Please note that the Library is reference-only, and that books may not be borrowed. Please make sure to leave bags in the lockers provided and consume food and drink in the reader common room. Please note that smoking is only permitted in designated areas.,

Oxford Centre for Mission Studies Library

Term hours:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 17:00 PM,

Vacation hours:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Closed:

Saturdays,, Sundays,, Bank Holidays,, Christmas

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Term hours:

Tue, Fri 9.00-12.30, 13.30-17.00

Vacation hours:

Tue, Fri 9.00-12.30, 13.30-17.00

Closed:

Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays

Notes:

Hours may vary. Please make an appointment with the librarian in order to visit the library

Oxford Internet Institute Library

Term hours:

Mon-Fri 09:00 - 16:50

Vacation hours:

Mon-Fri 09:00 - 16:50

Closed:

All bank holidays, Christmas and New Year.

Oxford Union Society Library

Term hours:

Currently temporarily closed.

Vacation hours:

Currently temporarily closed.

Closed:

Christmas: 23 December 2019 to 2 January 2020 inclusive. Easter: 10 April 2020 to 17 April 2020 inclusive. Summer: 28 August 2020 to 14 September 2020 inclusive.

Notes:

New borrowers should bring both their Union membership cards and University/Bodleian Cards, assuming the latter type is available to them. During registration, advice will be given on which card to use for subsequent borrowing.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History Library

Term hours:

Weekdays 10.00-17.00, by appointment only.

Vacation hours:

Weekdays 10.00-17.00, by appointment only.

Closed:

Christmas through New Year, Easter, Bank Holidays. *We are currently closed to visitors for the foreseeable future. Please email library@oum.ox.ac.uk*

Notes:

By appointment only. Please email (preferred) before visiting to ensure staff are available. Please note: The archive and library is located up a number of stairs so please make staff aware if there are any mobility issues and appropriate arrangements will be made.

Oxfordshire History Centre Library

Term hours:

Tue 10am–5pm, Wed–Sat 9am–5pm

Vacation hours:

Tue 10am–5pm, Wed–Sat 9am–5pm

Closed:

Every Mon, Sun; Bank Holidays; Sat before Bank Holidays; between Christmas and New Year. Closed some Saturdays. Please see website for details.

Notes:

Oxfordshire History Centre was created in 2011, through the merger of Oxfordshire Record Office, Oxfordshire Health Archives and Oxfordshire Studies.

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Pauling Centre for Human Sciences Library

Term hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00

Vacation hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00

Closed:

Closed for Christmas and Easter closed periods

Notes:

Outside these hours please contact the library.

Pembroke College Library

Term hours:

24 hour opening,, staffed 9.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday

Vacation hours:

0800 - 2000, staffed 9.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday

Closed:

Christmas, 4 weeks in August

Philosophy and Theology Faculties Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

23 - December 2019 - 2nd January 2020.

Physiology Library

Closed:

From August 2005.

Notes:

The Library is unstaffed and the collections are only accessible by staff and post graduate members of the Physiology Department via swipecard access.

Pusey House Library

Term hours:

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library is closed until further notice. In the meantime, if you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact pusey.librarian@stx.ox.ac.uk .

Vacation hours:

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library is closed until further notice. In the meantime, if you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact pusey.librarian@stx.ox.ac.uk .

Closed:

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library is closed until further notice. In the meantime, if you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact pusey.librarian@stx.ox.ac.uk .

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Queen's College Library

Term hours:

Weeks 0 to 8 inclusive: Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm Week 9: Mon-Fri 9:00am - 7:00pm

Vacation hours:

Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Notes:

Members of the College may access the Lower Library and Basement (but not the Upper Library) with their swipe cards 24 hours a day except during closed periods. External readers, including members of other colleges, must make an appointment before visiting.

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Radcliffe Science Library

Term hours:

The RSL is now closed for refurbishment until summer 2021

Vacation hours:

The RSL is now closed for refurbishment until summer 2021

Closed:

The RSL is now closed for refurbishment until summer 2021

Regent's Park College Library

Term hours:

CURRENTLY CLOSED INDEFINITELY. Under normal circumstances these are the opening hours: College library: 24 hours, self-issue, for college members; staffed Monday–Friday 9:30–16:30. Angus Library: Monday–Friday, 9:30–16:30.

Vacation hours:

CURRENTLY CLOSED INDEFINITELY. Under normal circumstances these are the opening hours: College library: 24 hours, self-issue, for college members; staffed Monday–Friday 9:30–16:30. Angus Library: Monday–Friday, 9:30–16:30.

Closed:

Both libraries: approximately one week at Christmas and at Easter. College library: 2 weeks in July for the annual stock check. Angus Library: the whole of August.

Notes:

College library: open to visitors by appointment only. Apply to the college librarian at library@regents.ox.ac.uk. Angus Library: by appointment only; apply to the Angus librarian at angus.library@regents.ox.ac.uk.

Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art Library

Term hours:

By appointment

Vacation hours:

By appointment

Rewley House Continuing Education Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

The Library will be closed from 1pm Friday 20 December – 9am Thursday 2 January 2020.

Notes:

Continuing Education terms differ from University Full Term - please see Library website for dates

Ruskin School of Art Library

Term hours:

Please note that due to Coronavirus the Ruskin Library is closed until further notice. Mon-Fri: 9:00- 21:15 (weeks 1-9) Mon-Fri: 9:00- 17:00 (week 0) Sat: 9:00- 13:15 (weeks 1-8)

Vacation hours:

Closed

Closed:

Sunday and all vacations

Notes:

Due to Coronavirus the Ruskin Library is closed until further notice. Please email the Librarian at library@rsa.ox.ac.uk for all enquiries. Appointment only for non-Ruskin University of Oxford students and staff. Please contact the Librarian at: library@rsa.ox.ac.uk during term-time or at: info@rsa.ox.ac.uk during vacations. The Ruskin Librarian works Monday and Thursday 10:50-15:50 term-time only.

Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre

Term hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00

Vacation hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00

Closed:

As announced in advance on Library door.

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Sackler Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Christmas, Good Friday to Easter Monday, August Bank Holiday and the preceding weekend, Monday and Tuesday of St Giles Fair and the preceding weekend

Sainsbury Library at the Saïd Business School

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

The Sainsbury Library is closed to non-SBS members from December 24th-January 1st inclusive. The building itself (including the Sainsbury Library) is open to SBS members at various times over the holiday: Closed from 24 December (18:00) – 27 December (08:00) Open from 27 December (08:00) – 31 December (18:00) Closed from 31 December (18:00) – 02 January (08:00) Open as usual from 02 January (08:00)

Notes:

We are staffed until 19:00 from week 0 to week 9 inclusive. All non-SBS members should report to the main building reception on arrival.

Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Friday - Sunday : Closed

Notes:

The General Reading Room on the First Floor has 24 hour swipe card access for members of the Department of Plant Sciences. Collections are available for Reference Use Only within the library.

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology Library

Term hours:

Always open to departmental members

Vacation hours:

Always open to departmental members

Closed:

Does not close

Notes:

This library is open to non-members of the Dunn School only by prior application to library_academic@path.ox.ac.uk

Somerville College Library

Term hours:

9.00-18.00 Mon-Fri, ,

Vacation hours:

9.00-17.00 Mon-Fri,

Closed:

Christmas and Bank Holidays

St Anne's College Library

Term hours:

Mon – Wed 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. ; 2.00p.m. – 8.00p.m., , Thurs – Fri 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. ; 2.00p.m. – 6.00p.m.

Vacation hours:

Mon – Fri: 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. ; 2.00p.m. – 5.00p.m.

Closed:

Christmas / New Year.

Notes:

The Library is open only to members and associates of St Anne's College. Any non-member seeking admission to the Library for a special reason must apply in advance to the Librarian.

St Antony's College Library

Term hours:

Open 24 hours a day to current, authorised members of St Antony's College only. Open to other readers by appointment only.

Vacation hours:

Open 24 hours a day to current, authorised members of St Antony's College only. Open to other readers by appointment only.

Closed:

Closed during the College's Christmas closure period, and occasionally for short periods during the summer vacation. Please refer to the College website for details of any upcoming closures: http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/current-members/college-library/access-and-opening-hours

Notes:

Office hours: 9.00 - 12.45; 14.00 - 17.00, Monday - Friday.,

St Benet's Hall Library

Term hours:

0900-1700

Vacation hours:

0900-1700

Notes:

Use of the library requires an appointment with the librarian

St Catherine's College Library

Term hours:

8.00 am - Midnight: Monday - Friday; , 9.00 am - Midnight: Saturday & Sunday

Vacation hours:

Vacation opening hours vary. Please view current opening hours on the library webpage or at the library entrance.

Closed:

Over Christmas and Easter periods; bank Holidays outside of term,

St Cross College Library

Term hours:

Twenty four hours throughout year for all Members of College with a key

Vacation hours:

As above

St Edmund Hall Library

Term hours:

24 hour access for members of St Edmund Hall - staffed 9.00-17.00 Mon-Fri

Vacation hours:

24 hour access for members of St Edmund Hall - staffed 9.00-17.00 Mon-Fri

Closed:

Only when College closed during Christmas Vacation.

St Hilda's College Library

Term hours:

Closed until further notice (remote services available) Usually: 7am–1am daily (staffed Mon-Fri 8.30am–1pm | 2pm–5pm)

Vacation hours:

Closed until further notice (remote services available) Usually: 7am–1am daily (staffed Mon-Fri 8.30am–1pm | 2pm–5pm)

Closed:

Closed until further notice (remote services available) Usually: Short periods at Christmas and Easter.

Notes:

Step-free access via the ground floor, with lifts to all 3 floors and an accessible toilet within the library.

St Hugh's College Library

Term hours:

St Hugh's College members have 24-hour access to the library via univeristy card., The library office is open between 09:00-12:30 and 13:00-17:00 from Monday-Friday.

Vacation hours:

St Hugh's College members have 24-hour access to the library via university card., The library office is open between 09:00-12:30 and 13:00-17:00 from Monday-Friday.

Closed:

The office is closed for about 10 days for Christmas and New Year, and the public holidays at Easter and the end of August. , St Hugh's College members have 24-hour access to the library via university card all year round.

St John's College Library

Term hours:

Weeks 0-9: MT Mon-Sat 9 am-12 midnight, Sun 9am-12 midnight. HT Mon-Sat 9 am-12midnight, Sun 9am-12midnight. TT Mon-Sat 8 am-2am, Sun 9am-2am. ,

Vacation hours:

Long vacation 2018. 23-29 July 2018: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 30 July-9 September 2018: Closed, except for Special Collections consultations by readers from outside Oxford on Tuesdays 10am-12noon and Thursdays 2pm-4pm. 10-30 September 2018: Closed to everyone as the library moves into the new building. 1 October 2018, Monday of 0th week: The library reopens in the new building.

Closed:

The library is closed for part of the Long Vacation, usually August and part of September.

Notes:

If you wish to consult manuscripts, please contact the Librarian to arrange an appointment., The Library is open to members of the College only

Statistics Library

Term hours:

8.30-16.30 Mon-Thurs, 9.00-16.00 Fri Members of the Department only outside these hours New readers should make a prior appointment

Vacation hours:

8.30-16.30 Mon-Thurs, 9.00-16.00 Fri Members of the Department only outside these hours New readers should make a prior appointment

Closed:

Public holidays and Departmental closure days

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Taylor Institution Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Approx. 1 week at Christmas; Good Fri through to Easter Mon, inclusive; 1 week following late summer bank holiday; 2 days of St Giles' Fair at beginning of September.

Notes:

The Taylor Institution is the University's centre for the study of Modern European languages and literatures (other than English). The Main Library is the largest specialist research collection in its field in Britain, with a bookstock of over 520k volumes covering the literary and philological aspects of the main European languages (German, Spanish, French, Italian, Slavonic) as well as less commonly-studied ones, (e.g. Portuguese, and the Celtic languages). The library also holds collections in Film, Linguistics and Women's Studies.

Trinity College Library

Term hours:

Please telephone the Librarian on (2)79863

Vacation hours:

Please telephone the Librarian on (2)79863

Closed:

Please telephone the Librarian on (2)79863

Tylor Library

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Easter: usually Good Friday-Easter Monday. The Library will close at 3pm on Friday 20th December 2019, and reopen at 9.30am 2nd January 2020.

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University College Library

Term hours:

24 hours

Vacation hours:

Christmas Vacation: 24 hours except for closed period, Easter Vacation: 24 hours throughout, Long Vacation: 9.00 - 21.00 except for closed period

Closed:

Closed periods are advertised on the Library's notice-boards and social media

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Vere Harmsworth Library at the Rothermere American Institute

Term hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Vacation hours:

Our libraries are now closed until further notice.

Closed:

Christmas and New Year: closes on Friday 20th December 2019 at 5pm and re-opens at 9am on Thursday 2 January 2020. Closed on public holidays except where these fall during Term.

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Wadham College Library

Term hours:

Open as explained to students. Self-issue terminal always available.

Vacation hours:

As term

Notes:

All Wadham and Sarah Lawrence College students, will need their university card to open the , library door. Prospective users of the Library's Persian Studies Section should contact the Librarian to apply for access.

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Library (now known as the History of Medicine Library)

Worcester College Library

Term hours:

Open to members of Worcester College., , Non-members may use the Library strictly by appointment (see below).

Vacation hours:

Open to members of Worcester College except when the College is closed., , Non-members may use the Library strictly by appointment (see below).

Closed:

The College closes at Christmas, New Year and Easter. In addition, the Library closes during the Long Vacation in the summer. Please see the Library website for specific dates.

Wycliffe Hall Library

Term hours:

24/7, self-circulation

Vacation hours:

24/7, self-circulation

Closed:

no planned library closure apart from unforeseen circumstances

Notes:

Currently, the library is open strickly to the Wycliffe Hall current members only.
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