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Hertford College Library: Recommend a book

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

Online request form

HertfordScreenshot of online request form College members can use the online request form to:
- Request a book for purchase
- Request a scanned excerpt from a book in the Library
- Request a postal delivery of a book from the Library

Please fill in a new form for each book request.

Please note:
- Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
- In most cases, a book will not be posted if an online alternative is available
- If you request excessive numbers of books we will have to ask you to choose the highest priority titles
- Remember that the post is currently slow, and books may take 7-10 days to arrive

If you're not sure what type of request to make or need more advice please email library@hertford.ox.ac.uk.  

Click & Collect @ Hertford Library

If you are in Oxford, you we are offering a collection service for existing Hertford Library books - for more information see our Click and Collect page.

Bodleian Scan & Deliver services

The Bodleian Libraries are also operating a free scanning service for their book store. For more information visit their website.

Send us your requests and reading lists

You can also request new books for the Library to buy by emailing library@hertford.ox.ac.uk.

Please include the following information if you can:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Year published/edition if important
  • Date required by
  • Purpose (e.g. reading list, dissertation, general interest)

You can also send us your reading lists and we can check through the list for what to buy for the Library.  

New books

Contact the Library

Hertford Library buildingEmail 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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