Opening Times and Contact

Opening hours

Term time

Monday to Friday: 09:30 to 19:00

Saturdays: 12:00 to 16:30

Vacation time

Monday to Friday: 09:30 to 17:00

Fixed closed dates

Christmas: 23rd December 2019 to 2nd January 2020 inclusive.

Easter: 10 April to 17 April 2020 inclusive.

Summer: 28 August 2020 to 14 September 2020 inclusive.


  • All members of the Oxford Union Society may borrow from the Library.  
  • Book and DVD loans are for 14 days. 
  • Members may borrow up to 8 books and 5 DVDs at a time.
  • Books and DVDs may be renewed on SOLO.

Vacation borrowing for books starts on the Monday of 7th week in each term.  Items borrowed for the vacation are due back in 1st week of the following term.  Members may borrow up to 10 books and 5 DVDs for the vacation. 

If you would like to use the Library but are not yet a member of the Union, please see the 
joining page. 

Researchers from outside the University of Oxford may visit the reading rooms for reference only, if we have resources which are unavailable elsewhere.


  • Wi-Fi
  • Printing, scanning, and photocopying: 5p per b&w sheet, 25p for colour. Documents for printing to be emailled to
  • IT equipment to borrow: A selection of chargers and cables. Please ask at the enquiry desk for more information.




Contact us

Phone: 01865-246782 


Facebook: @OxfordUnionSocietyLibrary

Twitter: @OxUnionLibrary

Oxford Union Library
Frewin Court


Thomas Corrick, Librarian-in-Charge:

Laura Johnson, Deputy Librarian:

Niels Sampath, Senior Library Assistant:

Elizabeth Piper, Trainee Librarian:

For enquiries pertaining to the Union's records and archives, please contact: