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Oxford LibGuides: Getting Started

Basics & Getting Started for Oxford undergraduates

Library Assistant for Oxford Freshers

Introductory information for new undergraduate students including:

  • which libraries to use (for undergraduates)
  • understanding reading lists (for undergraduates)
  • finding and borrowing books and journals
  • printing, copying and scanning
  • computers, passwords and wifi
  • library inductions and tours for undergraduates
  • support for disabled readers
  • getting help

Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO)

Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO) 

ORLO is the new reading list system for the University of Oxford. It is currently being used in a small number of courses across divisions and will be rolled out more widely from the 2019/2020 academic year. If ORLO is being used for your course, please find guides below for an introduction to ORLO and how to search for lists in ORLO.

Basics & Getting Started for everyone else

Finding and borrowing books, journals and other items

Information about Oxford Libraries

Printing, Photocopying and Scanning

IT, Computing, WiFi and Passwords

Workshops and classes

Information for disabled readers

Getting help

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Subject Specific Enquiries

If you have a subject enquiry please contact your subject librarian.

General Enquiries


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