Please leave returned books in the Library's drop box. The box is accessible to members 24/7 outside the entrance to the main reading room. Please apply hand sanitizer - a dispenser may be found on the wall behind - before opening the box's door.
Ordinarily, all texts must be returned to the libraries from which they came in Oxford. Guidance for returning books to the Bodleian Libraries during the Covid-19 pandemic may be found on the Bodleian Libraries Website.
You may renew your loans on SOLO (see the instructions on the Bodleian Libraries guide to SOLO).
If you would like to continue borrowing a book which you’ve already renewed the maximum number of times, please bring it back to the Library and ask the Library staff to re-issue it for you.
If you want to borrow an item which is on loan (indicated by a due date on SOLO) you may "request" it (following the same process used for click & collect), to ensure it is reserved for you when it is returned to the Library.
If you would like a book to be returned with some urgency, please contact the Library staff. Staff will contact the current borrower and ask him / her to return the required item as soon as possible.
Please let the Library staff know about any books which have been lost or damaged whilst on loan to you (see library rules). You may be expected to cover replacement costs. However, if there's any chance that a misplaced book could be retrieved and you will not be leaving Oxford imminently, extra time to search for it will be granted.
Note, the Bodleian Libraries' slightly different click and collect service (which requires a booked collection time) is detailed on their website.
Before you take a book out of the Library, please make sure to record your loan. Take it to the Library's self-issue computer (opposite the reception desk), and follow the instructions on screen. Remember to scan the College's barcode within the book's first pages. If you have any difficulty using the self-issue machine in the absence of staff, please complete borrowers' slips (available on the same desk).