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From Monday 5 October 2020, Pusey House Library will be open to everyone. We can't wait to welcome you back!

Please reserve a desk in advance.

There are two booking slots available: 9:30-13:15 and 13:45-17:25. If you need to visit for a full day, you can book both slots (you won't be expected to vacate the Library between slots), but please be mindful of the fact there is a lot of demand for study spaces and only book what you need. Unfortunately, for Covid safety reasons, we can’t accommodate drop-in visitors just yet.

Please bring your Bodleian card or Pusey House Library card (if you have one), or alternatively proof of address and photo ID.  You will be asked to wear a face covering, unless you're exempt under government guidelines. Hand sanitiser will be provided, and gloves will be available for browsing the shelves.


Pusey House Library is a reference library in Oxford specialising in Church History, Patristics and Anglo-Catholic Theology. We hold over 75,000 printed books (of which around 300 were published before 1760), as well as a range of pamphlets and periodicals. Dr Edward Bouverie Pusey's own collection forms the heart of the library.

We also have an extensive Archive of unpublished materials relating to Tractarianism and the Oxford Movement, including papers of Dr Pusey, Henry Parry Liddon, and St John Henry Newman, among others.

We welcome readers from both Oxford University and the wider community.

Oxford Scriptorium

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Pusey House Library hosts the Oxford Scriptorium study group. Anyone is welcome to join this friendly support network and follow a regular schedule of study, socialising and prayer.  Just book your seat at the usual link ( and specify in the drop-down menu that you'd like to be part of the Scriptorium.

Please contact for further details.

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Jessica Woodward

(01865) 288024