Our next debate: "This House believes the State should not recognise marriage"   

This week's debate is on Thursday 26 November 8.30 p.m. in the Debating Chamber: "This House believes the State should not recognise marriage".  Germaine Greer on proposition team; Peter Hitchens on opposition.  Come along and have your say!

Read up about it in advance - here are some books that might be of interest.  Or if you are in the Old Library have a look at the display on the fireplace.  You can borrow any of these books if you wish.  Take them to the Library Desk and you can have them for 2 weeks.   


Brush up your Shakespeare    

The Library Committee has just updated the Library's collection of Shakespeare plays.  The old editions have been withdrawn and are being sold off at knock-down prices in the Old Library now.  Hurry along and secure a bargain for your own bookshelves.


Christmas vacation    

The Library's opening hours for the remainder of Michaelmas term and during the Christmas vacation will be as follows:

to Sun 6 Dec: Mon-Fri 1930-1900; Sat 1200-1630
7-23 December: Mon-Fri 0930-1700
24 Dec-3 Jan:  CLOSED
4-10 January:  Mon-Fri 0930-1700
from Mon 11 Jan:  Mon-Fri 1930-1900; Sat 1200-1630

Books are now being loaned for the whole vacation - due for return on Tuesday 19 January 2016.  You may take up to 10 books for the vacation.  Don't forget we have a great collection of fiction for your holiday reading!

DVD loans remain at 7 days during the vacation.

Finally may we take this opportunity to wish you a successful end of term, a wonderful Christmas and a happy and peaceful new year.  


Advance notice: closed for lunch Friday 18 December    

The Library will be closed for lunch, 12.00-14.30, on Friday 18 December. 

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.



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 Union Library 

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

What you need to do is to register for 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!