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History Faculty Library: a short guide: Home

There are a lots of guides for historians, organised by period, topic or country.

Also, check out a basic introduction to British & Western European History collections in Oxford.

If you have a question about the collections and services of the Bodleian History Faculty Library, then ask us a question.

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The History Faculty Library is one of the Bodleian Libraries.

Located in the Radcliffe Camera, this library houses the University of Oxford's main collection of undergraduate lending materials in both Medieval and Modern History, as well as in the History of Art and History of Science. > more

It also serves as a lending resource for graduate students and Members of the Faculty of History but also other departments and faculties.

Interested in visiting the library? Check out our Admissions policy.

Opening hours

Term Hours (weeks 1-8):
Mon.-Fri. 9.00-22.00, Sat. 10.00-16.00, Sun. 11.00-17.00

Vacation Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9.00-19.00, Sat. 10.00-16.00

Note: The Gladstone Link closes 45 mins before the advertised time.

Closed periods:
Christmas Eve to New Year's Day, Good Friday to Easter Monday, August Bank Holiday.

All dates are inclusive. See the University's dates of terms for details of term-times.

Borrowing from the HFL

Standard loan (undergraduates, Visiting Students, Masters’ students)

  • In Term: up to 15 books for up to 7 days
  • Christmas and Easter Vacation: up to 20 books for the duration 
  • Long Vacation: up to 30 books for the duration.

Research loan (Research-level students, Visiting Academics, postholders of Faculties other than History)

  • In Term: up to 15 books for up to 28 days (subject to recall after one week if reserved by another reader)
  • Christmas and Easter Vacation: up to 20 books for the duration 
  • Long Vacation: up to 30 books for the duration.

Faculty loan (postholders of the History Faculty)

  • Up to 20 books for the duration of a term or Xmas or Easter vacation. 
  • Long Vacation: up to 30 books for the duration.

Readers who are not current members of Oxford University will not be able to borrow books.

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Contact:
Upper Reading Room, Room 2.03 (North / History end)
Bodleian Library, Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3BG
01865 2-77294
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