This guide is intended for students and researchers at Nuffield College, as well as others at the University of Oxford seeking information about Nuffield College Library.
Use this guide to find out about the collections, services and staff support at Nuffield College Library.
Nuffield College members have access via their key fob 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Other members of the University (postgraduate students, researchers and staff), and Nuffield alumni who wish to apply to use the Library should complete our online registration form and book a time to come and have their card activated for access. You must do this in advance; we will not admit enquirers who just turn up. See the Access box to for more details
With the following exceptions:
Monday 12th December 2022
Thursday 22nd December 2022 - Monday 2nd January 2023
Thursday 6th April - Tuesday 11th April 2023
The month of August 2023
Christmas 2022: 23 December - 2 January
Easter 2023: 6-11 April
Registration for use of the Library is renewed annually and offered to:
Current members of the College will either be registered automatically or receive a welcome email with a link to register.
Former members of the College, and graduate students and staff from elsewhere in the University, must register online
All members of Nuffield College may borrow from the Library
The following have limited borrowing rights (3 books)
Please note: other taught course (Masters) students and undergraduates may not borrow. The Library has a reference collection of core reading list material for social science courses
If you have questions or need help using the Library or finding the resources you need for your research, you are welcome to book a time to speak to a member of Library staff via Teams. You can find the booking form on our intranet page.
Jane Rawson, Director of Library Services
Tessa Richards, Deputy Librarian
Emma Quinlan, Assistant Librarian
Ed Smithson, Assistant Librarian