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Information about using Hertford College Library for college members, prospective students and visitors.

Hertford Library Open Hours and Services 2020-21

Hertford College Old Buildings Quad with Library in centre

The Library will be open 12-7pm daily for College members only to:

  • Collect books pre-ordered online via SOLO using Click and Collect
  • Browse shelves and borrow books using self-issue machine
  • Return books

*** Monday 7 – Tuesday 8 Dec 2020 Library closed for essential maintenance ***

The Library will be closed to everyone for essential maintenance. There will be no access to any staff or readers. Items requested via click and collect after 10am on Friday 4 Dec will be available from 12pm on Wednesday 9 Dec.

Wednesday 9 Dec 2020 – Friday 18 Dec 2020 Library open 12-7pm daily

The Library will continue to operate on the same basis as in Michaelmas Term. The library will be open for borrowing and returning books 12-7pm daily.

Saturday 19 Dec 2020 – Sunday 10 Jan 2021 Library closed for vacation

The Library will be closed for the Winter Vacation. There will be no access to any staff or readers. Items requested via click and collect after 10am on Friday 18 Dec will be available from 12pm on Monday 11 Jan. Vacation loans have started All books that are borrowed from Hertford Library or renewed online from 23 November 2020 will be due on Tuesday 19 January 2021. To check your loans or renew go to your account on SOLO. 

Opening hours

The Library opening times Michaelmas 2020

The Library will be open 12-7pm day to College members only.  These hours may be subject to change.

Library closed for essential maintenance Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December 2020

Library open 9-18 December 2020

Library closed for vacation 19 December 2020 to 10 January 2021

Library re-opens for Hilary Term 11 January 2021

Closed to non-members 

This Library is not open to members of other Oxford colleges and other Bodleian Libraries readers. If you have an enquiry about a resources that is only available at Hertford Library please contact the Librarian by email library@hertford.ox.ac.uk or by calling 01865 279409.  

Staffed hours

Staffed hours will vary at the moment.  Please contact staff by email library@hertford.ox.ac.uk or by calling 01865 279409.  

Library induction

Here are the slides from the Library's 2020 Fresher Week induction.  If you missed your induction and would like a short one-to-one session then please contact the Library by emailing library@hertford.ox.ac.uk.

Induction slide

Contact details

Email symbolby email: library@hertford.ox.ac.uk 

Phone symbolby phone: 01865 279409

Person symbolin person: [the Library Office is currently closed]  the Library Office is in the ground floor entrance of the Library in the Old Buildings Quad, Hertford College, Catte St, Oxford, OX1 3BW

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