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Earth Sciences: Getting Started

Subjects: Earth Sciences

Service update

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Bodleian Libraries closed all of its library sites as of 5pm on Tuesday 17th March 2020. The process of reopening sites is now underway. For updates on library services, please see

While physical library sites have yet to fully reopen, we are continuing to provide and expand our digital and remote services; Subject Librarians and library enquiries are still available. If you have questions about library services, please email

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 Sciences at Oxford University.

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).

If you have questions, need help or want to recommend a resource for purchase, please contact either the Bodleian Libraries Acting Subject Specialist for Earth Sciences, Catherine Dockerty, or the Departmental Librarian Elizabeth Crowley in the Earth Sciences Department.

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".

To access Bodleian Libraries online resources outside the Oxford University network, please see

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


Visit Library Assistant at -

Refurbishment of the RSL

As of 23rd December 2019 the Radcliffe Science Library building is closed 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 at