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Guide to current library services for students on short courses: Library Services

Click & Collect and booking a study space

Library Services for Students on Short Courses


The Continuing Education Library is relaunching services, and we look forward to helping you to access resources for your course.

In line with University and Bodleian Libraries policy, it is not yet possible for us to admit walk-in users. However, you may borrow books via our new 'Click & Collect' service.

Click & Collect: How does it work? 

If you are enrolled on a WOW course this term, and would like to request books for collection from the Continuing Education Library, please fill in a request form and return it to us by email or by post ( you will find our contact details on the form). The form is located at the top of this page.

Upon receipt of your form, library staff will retrieve your requested book(s) (subject to availability), and prepare them for you to collect. Collection must be booked. When your request is ready for collection we will send you an email which will include a link to an online booking site where you can select a date and time for collection.

To help you make your selections we have created a short online video which introduces you to SOLO, the library catalogue. You can find this video at the bottom of this page. 

Before making you requests, please consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions which provides further details about the Click & Collect service and important information about what to expect when you arrive at the Continuing Education Library. 

Book a study space/use of a library computer

We are able to make five study spaces available in our reading room. Two of these spaces include a library computer. The spaces are socially-distanced. It will not be possible to offer walk-in use of our study spaces;  booking is essential.

To book a space please email us  letting us know your requirements. Booking will be staff-mediated and we will consult with you about availability.

Before booking, please consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions (located at the top of this guide) which provides important information.





Where is the Library?

The Library is in Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square. For more travel information and a map, please see the library website

When is the Library open?

In common with other Bodleian Libraries, we are operating restricted opening hours during this period of phased reintroduction of services.

Our opening hours are listed on our library blog. Please check back there regularly for updates 

How many books can I borrow?

Please note that borrowing is via Click & Collect only. Please see information elsewhere on this page about our Click & Collect service.You can borrow 4 books for a 2 week period. if you are enrolled on more than one short course this term you may borrow up to 6 books. Books may be renewed if not reserved by another reader. You will receive a reminder by email the day before your books are due.

You can renew by email (, telephone (01865) 270454,  or online via SOLO. You can find help with renewing online here 


How do I join the Library?

If you are enrolled on a current short course at the Department for Continuing Education ( excluding single day and weekend courses) you are eligible to register for library membership. Your membership is for the Continuing Education Library only. Your membership entitles you to borrow books and to use library computers. Please note that at present we are not able to permit walk-in access to the library. Borrowing is available only via our Click & Collect service and it is essential to book to use a library computer and/or study space. You can find out more about these services elsewhere in this guide 

It is not currently possible to register for library membership in person at the library desk. However, please choose one of the following ways to register:

  • Using our registration form available on the library website
  • By email 
  • By telephone (01865) 270454

We will register you and send your membership card to you in the post. We will also provide you with instructions for logging in to your library account on SOLO where you can view and renew your loans. 

If you are already registered to use the library but you think your membership may have expired, please contact us (as above) and we will let you know the current status of your membership and extend it where appropriate.

Please note that if you wish to use our Click & Collect service, you do not need to have registered for library membership before you can place your requests. Click & Collect requests are made via a simple online form (please find a link at the top of this guide).If you need to register with the library you can indicate this on the form and we will register you and process your requests. 




Continuing Education Library

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Amy Wolstenholme
Continuing Education Library
Rewley House
1 Wellington Square
(01865) 270454

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