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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 MT 2018-2019

All Postgraduate students
Monday 1st October 10.50 - 11.15 – Library services induction  - Computer Science Department Lecture Theatre B
MSc Computer Science students
Monday 1st October 2 - 2.30pm - Induction and RSL tour - RSL Training Room
Monday 1st October 2.30 - 3pm - Induction and RSL tour - RSL Training Room
Cyber Security CDT students
Tuesday 3rd October 2 - 3.15pm – Finding research information - RSL Training Room

DPhil students
Tuesday 2nd October 10 - 11.30am – Finding research information - RSL Training Room
Friday 5th October 10 - 11.15am – Finding research information – Computer Science Department Room 379

Undergraduate students
1st year undergraduate students
Tuesday 9th October 1 - 1.15pm - How to read your reading list - RSL Training Room
3rd year and 4th year undergraduate students
Friday 19th October 1 - 1.30pm -  Finding research information for your final project - RSL Training Room

Consultation service for all Computer Science students and research staff
Please contact Alessandra at if you would like to arrange a bespoke session tailored to your needs.  Sessions are for individuals or small research groups and can be held at the RSL or at the Computer Science Department.
Session topics include:

  • In-depth literature searching
  • Organising your references
  • Publishing open access
  • Measuring the impact of research
  • Keeping up-to-date with latest publications
  • Knowing more about RSL services such as VR and 3D printing

The complete program of RSL Training is available here:

News From the Science Libraries

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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 Science UG projects