The Radcliffe Science Library is the main science library for Oxford University.
For basic information about the Library you should consult our website or check the links on the left.
The RSL is arranged over several levels. Watch our virtual tour to get a good feel for the layout of the library and the services we offer.
This brief virtual tour will show you the main features and services available in the RSL.
Books in the RSL are kept on Level 2 of the library (the Lankester Room).
Books in the RSL are arranged according to the US Library of Congress Classification (LCC), except for medical disciplines, where the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification is used. The shelfmarks can be found on SOLO.
Books that are used infrequently are stored outside Oxford. These books have a status of 'Closed Stack' on SOLO.
You can order these books by logging in to SOLO and placing a hold request.
Books you have ordered can be collected from the Circulation Desk on Level 4 (Entrance Hall).
See the SOLO LibGuide for help on placing hold requests.
WL - Nervous System
QH - Biology
QT - Physiology
QU - Biochemistry
QV - Pharmacology