Summer vacation     

Vacation borrowing has now started - you can borrow up to 10 books and they will be due back on 11 October 2016.  Don't forget to include a few novels and travel guides as well as your course books!  DVD loans remain at 7 days during the vacation.

The Library's opening hours over the Summer will be:

until 17 Jun:  0930-1900 Mon-Fri; 1200-1630 Sat
18 Jun-25 Aug:  0930-1700 Mon-Fri
26 Aug-12 Sep:  CLOSED
13 Sep-2 Oct:  0930-1700 Mon-Fri
from 3 Oct:  0930-1900 Mon-Fri; 1200-1630 Sat

Happy holidays everyone!


Study space    

If it is busy in the Old Library, there may still be places in the Poetry Room.  Access is from the Old Library via the little staircase to the right of the entrance.  No food and drink in the Poetry Room please. 

After the Old Library and Poetry Room close or when they are full, there are other rooms where you can study.  All the other rooms remain open until the Union closes though you may be asked to move somewhere else if there is a speaker or other event.  Food and drink are allowed in all the upstairs rooms.


Goodman Library - at the foot of the marble staircase.  Books in the Goodman may be borrowed - just take them to Library Reception.  The Goodman remains open when the Old Library closes, but you may need to move somewhere else if there is a speaker.  No food and drink in the Goodman please.   


Gladstone Room - the room above the Bar.  Access via the marble stairs and it is opposite you at the top of the stairs.  Food and drink is allowed.  Call in at the Bar for some on your way up!     

Morris Room - the room above the General Office.  Access via the wooden stairs and it is to your left at the top of the stairs.  Food and drink is allowed.

Macmillan Room - the large room above the Goodman Library.  Access via the marble stairs and it is to your right at the top of the stairs.  Food and drink is allowed.


TV Room - the room above the Morris Room.  Access via the wooden stairs and it is at the very top on the left.  Food and drink is allowed.

Would you like to join the Library Committee?    

The Library Committee meets each week in term time to choose new books and DVDs for the Library.  Would you like to be part of the team?  If so, please email the Librarian or the Librarian-in-Charge and we'll make sure you are invited to the next meeting.  Graduates and scientists would be especially welcome!

Easyfundraising for the Library    

Easyfundraising is just that - an easy way for you to raise money for the Union Library every time you go shopping online.  And there is absolutely no cost to yourself or to the Union!  ... died just recently and many are mourning his passing.

What you need to do is to register for Easyfundraising  and then select  Oxford Union  as your chosen cause. 

Then, whenever you go online shopping go to Easyfundraising first and search for the retailer you want to buy from.  If the retailer is listed, click on the "Go shopping" link.

Whatever you order then earns for the Union Library 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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