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A guide to using the facilities and resources available in the Library of the Queen's College, Oxford.

Contact

library@queens.ox.ac.uk

01865 (2)79130

Staffed hours

Term time staffed hours

0th-8th weeks of term: 

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

9th week of term:            

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Note that these hours may be extended in Trinity Term 

 

Vacation staffed hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

 

Closed periods 2017-2018

Christmas 2017-2018

23 December - January 1 2018 (inclusive): the entire Library will be closed.

Easter 2018

30th March - 2nd April (inclusive)

 

Welcome to Queen's Library

The Queen’s College Library is one of the largest college libraries in Oxford, with approximately 50,000 volumes in the lending collection and a vast antiquarian collection of nearly 100,000 volumes.

We aim to stock all the core texts required for undergraduate courses, in multiple copies if necessary, and students are always welcome to make suggestions for purchases.

This guide aims to provide all the information you need to make effective use of the Library.  Library staff are always happy to help with any enquiries you might have.  

Access

Current students can access the New Library and Lower Library with their card 24 hours a day, except during closed periods, but the Upper Library is only open during staffed hours.  The Upper Library may also sometimes be closed for events - look out for notices and emails advising you of this.

Please note that full access to the Library is restricted to current members.  It may not be used by members of other colleges except by arrangement with the Librarian.  Do not allow strangers to follow you into the Library.

Access to the Library is via your University card – hold your card to the proximity reader by whichever entrance you are using and it should open automatically. 

If you are unable to access the Library with your card for any reason, please use the intercom at the main entrance during staffed hours and a member of staff will help you.

Additional services

The Library offers photocopying, printing and binding services.  Please ask at the enquiry desk for details.

Postcards, fridge magnets, booklets highlighting some of the Library's treasures, and our annual publication Insight can also be purchased at the enquiry desk.

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Visitors to the Upper Library

Current members may show guests the Upper Library between 12 noon and 12:45 pm on Saturdays during term.  At all other times guests will only be admitted to view the Library with the prior permission of a member of Library staff. However, visits during Trinity Term should be restricted to the Saturday slot only.

Always report to the enquiry desk on arrival with your guest(s).