While our physical services are suspended, we are continuing to provide, and expanding, our digital services. Students and scholars can take advantage of a wide range online resources that can be accessed offsite. Readers can also get support and advice through our Live Chat and enquiries service.
HFL books currently on loan will be auto-renewed until 12th October 2020, and no fines will accrue whilst the library is closed. We are considering other options to reintroduce lending on a limited basis, in the future. A limited Inter-Library Loan (ILL) service is still available: electronic delivery is now free of charge, although physical ILL is suspended.
Please visit the Bodleian Libraries website and library social media channels for regular updates.
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Whilst libraries are closed in amidst the COVID-19 crisis, here are some tips for finding digital resources and ebooks:
Besides the large collection of online book and article material, there are other resources you can use:
This is a growing list of resources and will be updated as new information becomes available. Thanks go to the History Faculty for providing many of these tips.
Above all, please don’t hesitate to contact library staff. We are here to help you in this difficult time.
Please look after yourselves and stay safe.
All current History Faculty Library loans have been auto-renewed until the 12th October, and no fines will accrue on any books during this period. For books which were overdue from earlier in the year, only charges accrued before the library closure will be payable. For any queries about your loans, do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would encourage you to hold on to your HFL loans until October if at all possible. However, if you are leaving Oxford and need to return your books, you can find information about Bodleian Libraries drop-off hubs here: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/loanreturns. If you are not in Oxford and unable to return your books, please get in touch with us by email.
Not sure how to cite ebooks and eresources?
If you’re not sure which citation style to use, check your Faculty or Departmental Handbook, or contact your tutor for advice.
Please don't hesitate to contact library staff. We are here to help you in this difficult time. Here is how you can get in touch with us:
Live Chat for general enquiries. Staffed 9am-7pm Monday to Friday and 10am-7pm on weekends.
Email email@example.com for general enquiries and when Live Chat is offline.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions re history resources or history ebooks.
Contact us on Twitter @HFLOxford.