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Hertford College Library: Home

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

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers at Hertford College, as well as others at the University of Oxford seeking information about Hertford College Library.

Use this guide to find out about the collections, services and staff support at Hertford College Library.

Contact the Library

Hertford Library buildingEmail symbolby email: 

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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Current opening hours: 8am to 8pm daily

The Library is currently closed due to late running electrical works. It is expected to re-open on 23.09.2021. Please contact the Library by email to if you require assistance. 

The Library will be open 8am to 8pm daily to College members only until further notice.

The following services are currently available in the Library:

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 resource that is only available at Hertford Library please contact the Librarian by email or by calling 01865 279409.  

Staffed hours

Staffed hours will vary at the moment.  Please contact staff by email or by calling 01865 279409.  

Hertford Library Services 2021

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The Library is currently offering the following services to readers:

Library staff aim to fulfil requests for book loans and scans within 3 working days. If you have an urgent query please email

Meet the team

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Left to right in images:

Alice Roques, Librarian

Qualified Librarian Alice is here to help with all things library and resource related. 

Alex Robinson, Graduate Library Assistant

When not researching bees for her DPhil, Hertford student Alex works part-time in the Library and keeps the Library and all the books in ship shape.

Simpkin the cat

Hertford's cat is often to be found napping in the Library, unofficial team member.

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