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Purpose of this guide

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

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

Opening hours

Nuffield College members have access via their key fob 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other members of the University (postgraduate students, researchers and staff), and Nuffield alumni who wish to apply for access to the Library should email  

Regular opening hours for external users:
Monday-Friday 13:30 - 17:30
Closed Periods

Summer Vacation 2022 - the library will be closed throughout the month of August.

Christmas 2022 - TBC.

Easter 2023 - TBC.

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Finding books

Books in Nuffield College Library can be found using SOLO



Contact details

Nuffield College tower

Nuffield College Library
New Road
01865 278550





Registration for use of the Library is renewed annually and offered to:

  1. Members and Associate members of the College, former members of the College
  2. Graduate students and staff from other Oxford Colleges and University institutions
  3. Such other persons as may be admitted from time to time by the Librarian.

Current members of the College will be registered automatically or receive a welcome email with a link to register.

All other applicants should email to request access.


All members of Nuffield College may borrow from the Library

The following have limited borrowing rights (3 books)

  1. Former members of Nuffield College
  2. Members of St Antony's College
  3. Research postgraduates (i.e. DPhil students) and members of academic staff at Oxford University

Please note: taught course (Masters) students and undergraduates may not borrow. The Library has a reference collection of core reading list material for social science courses 

Assistant Librarian

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Ed Smithson
Nuffield College
New Road
01865 278 550

NEW - Book a 1-1 session with a member of Library staff

If you have questions or need help using the Library or finding the resources you need for your research, you are welcome to book a time to speak to a member of Library staff via Teams. You can find the booking form on our intranet page.

Library staff

Jane Rawson, Director of Library Services

Tessa Richards, Deputy Librarian

Emma Quinlan, Assistant Librarian

Ed Smithson, Assistant Librarian

Elle Brodie-Browne, Senior Library Assistant