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Oxford LibGuides: Getting Started

Basics & Getting Started for Oxford undergraduates

Library Assistant for Oxford Freshers

Introductory information for new undergraduate students including:

  • which libraries to use (for undergraduates)
  • understanding reading lists (for undergraduates)
  • finding and borrowing books and journals
  • printing, copying and scanning
  • computers, passwords and wifi
  • library inductions and tours for undergraduates
  • support for disabled readers
  • getting help

Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO)

Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO) 

ORLO is the new reading list system for the University of Oxford. With ORLO, you can access up-to-date reading lists at any time from a range of devices, check live location and availability information for the items on your reading list and access many ebooks and article easily through the “View Online” button. Access ORLO through Canvas or by logging in with your SSO here. You can add your reading intentions and personal notes, which means ORLO will save you time. It is currently being used in a number of courses across divisions, and is being made more widely available in a phased rollout. If ORLO is being used for your course, please find guides below for tips on how to use ORLO.

Basics & Getting Started for everyone else

Finding and borrowing books, journals and other items

Information about Oxford Libraries

Printing, Photocopying and Scanning

IT, Computing, WiFi and Passwords

Workshops and classes

Information for disabled readers

Getting help

Contact us

Subject Specific Enquiries

If you have a subject enquiry please contact your subject librarian.

General Enquiries

Email: reader.services@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: 01865 277162

Post: Main Enquiry Desk, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG

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