Adopt a book

By adopting a book at the Union Library, you will be helping to the preservation of the Library's Historic Collection for future generations.

The Union Library has always collected controversial, quirky and unusual books and now has a fascinating Historic Collection of mainly 19th century material, some of which is not available anywhere else in Oxford.


For £5 you can adopt a book:

Choose your book and complete the adoption form.


 For £7 you can:

 purchase protective box, and for £30 we can rebind a volume for you.

For donations for £400 or moreyou can sponsor the full conservation of a title of your choice.

  • Choose your title amongst books of particular significance to the Union's Collection, or get in touch with us directly for advice.
  • Receive a personalised printed adoption certificate and a copy of the conservation report
  • Have your gift acknowledged in our Donors' Book and the library catalogue
  • Be taken on a visit of the Union by the Librarian


Find out which books you can adopt here, or use the form below to get in touch and we can guide you from there.