This guide is intended for students and researchers studying numismatics at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for numismatics, including ebooks, ejournals, bibliographic databases.
The premier research library for the study of Numismatics in Oxford University is the Sackler Library, which incorporates the former library of the Heberden Coin Room of the Ashmolean Museum. The Bodleian Library is an additional resource especially for rare and manuscript material.
The Sackler Library is home to the main research collections in Numismatics as well as Old World Archaeology, and Art History. Included is a large number of numismatic sales catalogues.
The majority of books in the Sackler Library are on open shelves. Many of the books and periodicals in the collection may be borrowed, although major reference works and all Eastern and Western Art books are confined to the library.
The Bodleian Library has, by virtue of its copyright library status, accumulated a comprehensive collection of books in the field of British Numismatics. Most of this material is not located on open access.
A small collection of mostly reference books is housed in the Heberden Coin Room of the Ashmolean Museum.
The following institutional websites contain useful information: