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All Souls College, The Library: Covid Arrangements

Subjects: College Libraries

General information

The Library at All Souls College continues to provide as many of its usual services as possible, and staff are available to help with enquiries, sourcing information electronically, providing scans or images of items in its collections (where condition and copyright allow), and are continuing to acquire and process books - in hard copy, as well as electronically. In order to protect staff, fellows, and readers, we have necessarily reduced the number of people working in the Library as much as possible. Staff are working from home for much of their time, and readers are being admitted by prior appointment, only where they need to see material not held by other Oxford libraries, and not available electronically.

Staffed hours

Covid Restrictions:

The Library is currently open by appointment only. Full details are given here: Covid arrangements

Christmas/NewYear closure:

The Library will close at noon on Friday, 18th December, 2020.

Closed: Monday, 21st December 2020 to  Friday, 1st January 2021 (incl)

Vacation hours: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Monday 4th - Friday 15th January

Term hours: 9:30am - 6:30pm

Monday 8th January- Friday 12th March

Weekends: Closed

On-site services

The Library is open, subject to Covid 19 restrictions, to Registered Readers by prior appointment only, and, for material which is:

  • not available elsewhere
  • not already accessible online/as an e-book

To request an appointment Registered Readers should email the Library with the following information:

  • shelfmark/call number
  • author/title/date of publication
  • SOLO permalink

Owing to current staffing limitations please note that appointments will need to be made several days in advance to allow for book retrieval.

Previously Registered Readers do not need to re-submit an application form.

New Readers should see the information under:  How to become a Reader


Scan & Deliver

Requests may be made for material to be scanned, provided it is NOT

  • held, and available to be scanned by, the Bodleian libraries
  • already accessible online/as part of an e-book

For more information, and to make a request, please use the form here.