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All Souls College, The Library: Home

Purpose of the Guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers at the University of Oxford and elsewhere who are seeking information about the All Souls College Library.

For complete information about the history and the collections, please visit the Library website.

Library service hours

Opening hours:

The Library is open to registered Readers, Monday to Friday, 10am - 6:30pm during the full Oxford term (9th October - 1st December 2023).

Christmas vacation:

From 4th December, the Library will be open in vacation hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 4:30pm.

The Library will close to Readers for Christmas on Friday, 15th December, 2023, 4:30pm, and reopen on Monday, 8th January 2024, 10:00 am.



The Library
All Souls College
High Street
Oxford OX1 4AL


Website: All Souls College Library

Email: Library, Reader Services

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 279318

Welcome to the Library of All Souls College

The Library of All Souls College is open to all members of Oxford University by application, and to bona fide researchers by appointment. The collections are particularly strong in law and history, and are almost all catalogued onto SOLO; readers from all disciplines are welcomed.

The Library is reference only,  and books may not be borrowed by readers.

Open Day

The Library will be open to all Oxford students on Wednesday, 29th November 2023, 10am-12am and 1pm-5pm. No booking required, but students must show their University card. Please note that no food and drink are allowed in the Library.

Photography will be allowed in the Library for this day only. 

Useful Links

The main website, for more information on applications, collections, and history.

The digital resources, including catalogue of manuscripts, early printed books, architectural drawings, and maps.

All printed books in the All Souls collections are catalogued onto SOLO.