We are working hard to offer as many services as possible in line with goverment and University of Oxford guidelines.
The following remote and non-contact services are continuing to run across all closed libraries:
While our physical services are limited, we are continuing to provide, and expanding, our digital services. Students and scholars can take advantage of a wide range online resources that can be accessed offsite. Readers can also get support and advice through our Live Chat and enquiries service.
We are also waiving fines on any books currently on loan and have extended their renewal period – they will be auto-renewed until 1 March 2021.
Please visit the Bodleian Libraries website and library social media channels for regular updates.
The Continuing Education Library is closed but staff are working on site during limited hours and are available to you by email! If you have any questions, need our help finding digital resources, or just want to chat, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also offering the following remote and non-contact services:
For latest updates on Rewley House Continuing Education Library please visit our blog.
We have reinstated our emergency access arrangement with the HathiTrust.
This service enables on-screen read access to 1.5 million in-copyright items in the HathiTrust Digital Library, which have been verified as held in the Bodleian's collection in physical form (in addition to approx 4 million public domain items already available); these materials will be unavailable for Click & Collect. The majority of the collection is in Humanities subjects.
This service is available for University members.
You can access resources directly using your SSO on the HathiTrust website. Or use the links from existing records in SOLO where a digital copy is available via HathiTrust.
Whilst libraries are closed in amidst the COVID-19 crisis, here are some tips for finding digital resources and ebooks:
Besides the large collection of online book and article material, there are other resources you can use:
This is a growing list of resources and will be updated as new information becomes available.
Please look after yourselves and stay safe.
Not sure how to cite ebooks and eresources?
If you’re not sure which citation style to use, check your Faculty or Departmental Handbook, or contact your tutor for advice.
Please don't hesitate to contact library staff. We are very busy but we are here to help you in this difficult time. Here is how you can get in touch with us:
Live Chat for general enquiries. Staffed 9am-7pm Monday to Friday and 10am-7pm on weekends.
Email email@example.com for general enquiries and when Live Chat is offline.
You can contact your subject librarian with research queries.