Also at OU
Law students at Oxford are supported in their legal studies by their own (private) college libraries and the University library which is
A number of other libraries in Oxford can be useful for legal researchers. Below are those most likely to be useful to students of law. The list is not exhaustive: part of the joy of Oxford is discovering its libraries & their riches!
Reading law at Oxford: where do I begin?
The Law Bod (as the Bodleian Law Library is usually called) holds the largest collection of printed legal materials (primary and secondary sources) at Oxford. It is also the principal library for legal philosophy, has the research collection for criminology and, since 2010, houses the Bodleian's Official Papers Collection
The entire collection is reference only: we do not lend; no one may borrow!
The Law Bod also provides a wide range of electronic legal databases for OU members with an Oxford Single Sign On username and password. These subscription databases are then available to current OU Faculty and students wherever there is access to the internet.
To find your way quickly around the legal resources available, both in print and electronically, please consult our online Libguides.
Find out what Libguides are available either by
- clicking on one of the dark blue tabs above
- clicking on one of the links below
Are you an Oxford Fresher?
Library Assistant is our online guide to library services for new undergraduate students. It is adapted to work on smartphones and tablets so you can access it anywhere. You can use Library Assistant to -
- Find libraries around Oxford
- Get help finding books on your reading lists
- Get information about library WiFi, passwords and photocopying
- ...and much more
Visit Library Assistant at -