Collections

Catalogues

The library has around 46,000 items including books, DVDs, and periodicals. The library covers a broad subject area, loosely following the taught courses at the University of Oxford, as well as an extensive fiction and recreation selection.

About 90% of the Library's stock is on the University catalogue, SOLO and more is being added all the time. This includes all books bought since 2001 and also most textbooks, fiction, travel guides and other popular works. Older materials may be found using the card catalogue in Library Reception.

Most books may be borrowed.  If the location is shown on SOLO as Closed Stack, sign in and click on Hold to place a request or ask at the Library Desk. 

Recent additions

The Library's Collection development policy describes the kind of materials that the Library should aim to hold in its collections.  Working within this, each week during term time the Library Committee prepares lists of books and DVDs for purchase and of items to be withdrawn from the Library.  In addition to the regular stock selection programme book and DVD suggestions from members are always welcomed.