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Since its foundation, the Union has maintained a library for the use of its members. One of the largest lending libraries in Oxford, it is of particular relevance to students studying Classics,Old_Library_from_gallery_001_-_small English, History, Law, PPE and Theology. In recent years, the Science section has been expanded. The library has a significant collection of 19th century publications, both books and journals, which would be of special interest to researchers studying that period.

In addition, the Union has a good collection of recreational reading including contemporary fiction and an up-to-date selection of travel guides.  There is a wide-ranging stock of DVDs from general release films, world cinema and period drama to TV series and animation.  The Library also stocks a selection of the quality newspapers and a broad range of magazines, such as the Economist, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Country Life, Private Eye, the Spectator, New Statesman, New Scientist, Time and Vogue. 

The Library Staff

The Library is officially headed by the Librarian, who is a student elected every term. In practice, the day-to-day running of the Library is handled by Librarian-in-Charge Su Lockley, Deputy Librarian Laura Johnson, Trainee Librarian Emma Quinlan and Senior Library Assistant Niels Sampath.

Easyfundraising for the Union! 

Easyfundraising for the Union is just that - an easy way for you to raise money for the Union every time you go shopping online.  And there is absolutely no cost to yourself or the Union! 

What you need to do is register with Easyfundraising, at

Click on "Yes sign me up" to register yourself.

Then whenever you go online shopping, login to Easyfundraising first and search "Retailers".  If the retailer you want is listed, click on the orange "Go shopping" link. Whatever you order then earns for the Union the percentage donation shown. 

It's easy - give it a try!

Sign up to the Oxford Union Society school fundraising ideas page


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If you have any questions or requests about this term please do not hesitate to get in touch at You can join all year round, so if you're not a member yet - don't worry as it's not too late!