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A-Z of college libraries: Home

Purpose of this page

This guide provides an alphabetical list of libraries at the colleges and halls of the University of Oxford.
Always contact a college library in advance to arrange your visit.

Which college libraries can I use?

Each college library is usually open only to current members of that college.

Non-members can contact libraries to request access to:

How do I access a resource only available in a college library?

Contact a college library in advance, by email, phone, or letter to request access. 

You may be turned away if you do not have an appointment.

Can I borrow from a college library?

Non-members usually need to visit the library in person to consult material on site.

In exceptional circumstances, you may be permitted to borrow. If you are unable to visit in person, college libraries may be able to supply scanned material.

Historic and Special Collections

Many college libraries have collections of historic, rare, or otherwise special material which may be consulted by appointment. Please note that some collections are not fully catalogued on Oxford's library catalogue SOLO.


This guide is maintained by Alice Roques of Hertford College.