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The Radcliffe Science Library

The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is the main science research library at the university and is part of the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford.




+44 1865-272800

Computer Science Departmental Library

The Computer Science department (Parks Rd.) also hosts its own special library collection, holding post-graduate level publications on algorithms, formal verification, programming languages, security and software engineering. All its books appear in the SOLO catalogue.



Tel.: (0)1865 273837  

Library Resources for Computer Science

This guide will provide you with information about resources available through the Bodleian Libraries to help support learning, teaching, and research in  Computer Science. Each tab is devoted to particular types of resources or tools. Click on one to find out more.

Your subject librarian, Alessandra Vetrugno, is based at the Radcliffe Science Library. Please contact her for more information regarding:

  • General library services & resources
  • Library inductions and information skills training
  • In-depth research support
  • Individual or group consultations as required on a variety of topics
  • Queries regarding Open Access policies
  • Book and journal recommendations for library purchase

Upcoming Training Sessions for Computer Science students

Training sessions for HT 2017 - 2018

Cyber Security CDT students:
Tuesday 9th January 3pm - 4pm – Managing your references – IT Services
Wednesday 10th January 10-11 - Research Impact and Open Access  - RSL Training Room

Dphil students and research staff:
Friday 2nd February 12noon -1pm – Research Impact and Open Access - RSL Training Room

Consultation service for all Computer Science students and research staffIf you need help with finding resources for your research topic, need advice on Open Access, or more in general want to find out how the RSL can help, please email Alessandra Vetrugno at to arrange a 1-1 meeting.

Drop-in service
In addition to arranged meetings, I am available every Thursday from 11am to 12noon for drop-in sessions. If you need help and wish to talk to me, just ask for me at the Main Enquiry Desk.

The complete program of RSL Training is available here:


News From the Science Libraries


Science Libraries Newsletter

The Science & Medical Libraries publish a monthly newsletter, The Science and Medicine Dispatch with news from the RSL and Health Care Libraries.  Issues include upcoming training and events, new acquisitions, updates on project developments, updates on online resources and useful reminders for busy researchers and students.

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Contact your Computer Science Librarian

Alessandra Vetrugno's picture
Alessandra Vetrugno
Radcliffe Science Library
Parks Road
+44 (0)1865 272817

Document Supply

If Oxford doesn't have the article or book you want, get hold of it with our Document Supply service (link below). It's cheaper than buying direct off the web!

Libguide for Computer Science UG Final Projects

Are you an Computer Science undergraduate just starting your final project? Find out what resources are available for you on the
Library guide for Computer Scence UG projects