While our physical services are still limited, 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.
The History Faculty Library (HFL) books currently on loan for the winter vacation will be due on 29th April, and no fines will accrue over this period. 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 vacation loans will be due back on 29 April 2021 (Thurs week 1), 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 in March 2020 will be payable. For any queries about your loans, do get in touch with us at email@example.com.
If you are outside of Oxford and need to return your books, you can find information about Bodleian Libraries drop-off hubs and postal returns service here: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/loanreturns.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for general enquiries and when Live Chat is offline.
Email email@example.com for any questions re history resources or history ebooks.
Contact us on Twitter @HFLOxford.