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English at Oxford: Guide for Freshers

Subjects: English

Welcome to Oxford

Congratulations on gaining a place to study English at Oxford!

We're looking forward to meeting you in person in Michaelmas Term.

Until then, we hope that this guide will give you an idea of the range of libraries and library resources available to you, and how to make the best use of them.

If you have any questions about using the libraries, please get in touch with our team and we'll be happy to help. 

English Faculty Library


Studying Joint Honours?

If you are studying joint schools, there are other libraries you will need to use. For further information on these libraries, follow the links below to their websites

History Faculty Library (History and English)

Sackler Library (Classics and English)

Taylor Institute Library (English and Modern Languages)

From these sites you will be able to find information about the collections available to you outside of the EFL.

Getting started

Starting university can be incredibly overwhelming - there's so much to take in.

Our website has a comprehensive explanation of how to use the EFL effectively and will hopefully help you feel confident and comfortable using the libraries quickly! Click the image below to be taken to the 'getting started' section of our site.

EFl Website