The Library will is open 24/7 for College members only to:
The Library will be open for access to books, but no study space will be available in the Library building. Library staff will provide support remotely by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should clean hands at the Library entrance, wear a mask and follow one-way signage.
Free postal loans are available for students away from Oxford.
When are vacation loans starting?
All Hertford Library books borrowed or renewed in Hertford Library from Sunday 12 June 2022 will be vacation loans.
When are vacation loans due back?
Hertford Library vacation loans are due to be renewed or returned on Tuesday 11 October 2022 (1st Week Michaelmas Term).
Do I have do to anything special to borrow for vacation?
No, you can browse and borrow using the self-issue machine and renew existing loans online via SOLO. The vacation loan due date will automatically be applied.
Is there a limit on how many books I can borrow?
No, as usual, there is no limit on how many books you can borrow at once.
Do other libraries in Oxford offer vacation loans?
Yes, most departmental and faculty libraries will offer vacation loans from Monday in 8th Week of term, with books due back in 1st Week of the following term. For details in specific libraries check the library's website.
Books can be borrowed during open hours by Hertford College members only using our self-issue machine in the ground floor reading room:
1) Wake up the PC by clicking the mouse
2) Scan the barcode on your Bod card
3) Scan the barcode inside the book
4) The screen will show your name, the borrowed books and the due date
5) Click finish
6) Clean down the mouse etc using cleaning wipes
Things didn't go to plan?
Email email@example.com with the details of what you have borrowed if you can't get the machine to work and library staff will add the books to your library account.
Books can be renewed online via the SOLO library catalogue, as long as no one else has requested to use them.
This Library is not open to members of other Oxford colleges and other Bodleian Libraries readers. If you have an enquiry about a resources that is only available at Hertford Library please contact the Librarian by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01865 279409.
Hertford College undergraduates and visiting students have the following membership:
Graduate students have the following membership:
Hertford College members with disabilities or learning difficulties are offered the following membership:
Readers with a student support plan from the Disability Advisory Service will be given this membership. Readers without a support plan or who are waiting for one to be created can contact the Librarian directly to update their membership.