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English at Oxford: Collections and New Books

Subjects: English

Collection overview

Oxford's collections in English Language and Literature, from Anglo-Saxon manuscripts to post-colonial literatures in English, are exceptionally rich and diverse. Primary and secondary source material continues to be collected as broadly as possible in all periods.


Please see below for a downloadable copy of our collection policy. If you have any further collections queries you can contact the EFL directly. For information on the EFL staff, click here.

New Books at the EFL

We display our new books on a 'New Books Display' in the library. If an item you're looking for on SOLO says 'New Book Display' then this is where you will find it. You are still able to borrow these items.

Book recommendations

If there's a book your really think ought to be added to our collections why not let us know! Use the link below to be taken to our book recommendation form.

Our most recent acquisitions:

See our latest acquisitions here! These are our newest books and DVDs and the newest items can be found on our new books display on the left just after the library entrance.