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Earth Sciences: Getting Started

Subjects: Earth Sciences

Covid-19 Update

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Bodleian Libraries has closed all of its library sites as of 5pm on Tuesday 17th March 2020 until further notice. While our physical services are suspended, we are continuing to provide, and expanding, our digital services.

Please find information on the RSL Services and on our increased digital services here:

Subject Librarians and library enquiries are still available. If you have questions or require 1 to 1 support with using library services, please E-mail me - 

Contact us

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Catherine Dockerty
Radcliffe Science Library
+44 1865 272854


Department of Earth Sciences

University of Oxford
South Parks Road
 OX1 3AN

Earth Sciences Library

Departmental Librarian: Elizabeth Crowley

Earth Sciences LibGuide

This guide provides links to the key library resources for Earth Science. Please use the tabs above to access the different types of resource available to you.

The printed collection of books, journals and other items is housed in two locations: the Earth Sciences Library in the Earth Sciences Department building and the Radcliffe Science Library (Note: the Radcliffe Science Library is being refurbished. Library services for science are being housed temporarily in the Vere Harmsworth Library)

The website for the Earth Sciences departmental library is at:

If you wish to ask a question, recommend a resource for purchase or make an appointment for help using the library resources, then please contact either the Subject Specialist for Earth Sciences, Ollie Bridle or the departmental librarian Elizabeth Crowley in the Earth Sciences Department.

Guide: Remote Access

The main access point for all resources, including those only available electronically, is SOLO

Use your Oxford Single Sign On whether you are on or off campus for full functionality.

For further information please see the guide "Solo - Search Oxford Libraries Online"

Before working outside the Oxford University network please visit Remote Access for more details.

Library Assistant for New Readers


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Library Assistant is our online guide to library services for new undergraduate students. It is adapted to work on smartphones and tablets so you can access it anywhere.  You can use Library Assistant to -


  • Find libraries around Oxford
  • Get help finding books on your reading lists
  • Get information about library WiFi, passwords and photocopying                                                                     
  • ...and much more

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Refurbishment of the RSL

From 23rd December 2019 the Radcliffe Science Library building will close for refurbishment for approximately 18 months. Library services for science will be relocated to a temporary home at the Vere Harmsworth Library. More information is available here -