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Purpose of this guide

Hertford College Library logoThis guide is intended for students and researchers at Hertford College, as well as others at the University of Oxford seeking information about Hertford College Library.

Use this guide to find out about the collections, services and staff support at Hertford College Library.

Current opening hours and services

The following services are currently available in the Library 24/7:

Library rules

The Library’s study spaces are open 24/7 to Hertford members only and are often in high demand. As a community we keep this a comfortable working space by:

  • Keeping phones on silent and taking calls outside the building
  • Keeping conversation to a minimum (that’s right – shhhhhhh!)
  • Using keep cups or water bottles for drinks and not bringing food into the Library.
  • Leaving a yellow slip on study desks if taking a short break or removing belongings from desks if leaving the Library for longer. Desks will be cleared by library staff regularly.

Closed to non-members 

This Library is not open to members of other Oxford colleges and other Bodleian Libraries readers. If you have an enquiry about a resource that is only available at Hertford Library please contact the Librarian by email or by calling 01865 279409.  

Staffed hours

Staffed hours will vary at the moment.  Please contact staff by email or by calling 01865 279409.  

Hertford Library Welcome

Meet the team

Picture of Alice RoquesPhoto of Alex RobinsonSimpkin sat on printer in Library Office

Left to right in images:

Alice Roques, Librarian

Qualified Librarian Alice is here to help with all things library and resource related. 

Alex Robinson, Graduate Library Assistant

When not researching bees for her DPhil, Hertford student Alex works part-time in the Library and keeps the Library and all the books in ship shape.

Simpkin the cat

Hertford's cat is often to be found napping in the Library, unofficial team member.

Contact the Library

Hertford Library buildingEmail symbolby email: 

Phone symbolby phone: 01865 279409

Person symbolin person: the Library Office is in the ground floor entrance of the Library in the Old Buildings Quad, Hertford College, Catte St, Oxford, OX1 3BW

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