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St Antony's College Library: Using the library

Remote services

Access to St Antony's College Library is currently restricted. A limited number of study spaces are made available to members of the College who book in advance.

However, efforts are being made to provide all readers with remote library services. Readers are encouraged to use electronic materials wherever possible. St Antony's College Library staff are providing "click & collect" and "scan & deliver" services where e-resources are unavailable. Please don't hesitate to email lib.office@sant.ox.ac.uk for help!

Services provided by the Bodleian Libraries during the Covid-19 pandemic are detailed on the Bodleian's service updates webpage

Access

St Antony's College Library is open principally for current Fellows and students of the College.  

Non-members*

Non-members who wish to consult items which are not available in the University's libraries are advised to contact the Library Staff for assistance.

Alumni*

Ordinarily, former members are very welcome to visit during office hours. Unfortunately, alumni are not permitted to borrow items or study within library reading rooms for prolonged periods unless they wish to consult unique or rare materials. 

*Note, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reading rooms are temporarily closed to those who are not current members of the University.

Disabilities

Readers with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Librarian to discuss their needs.

Unfortunately, the Library's main reading room and book stacks are not wheelchair accessible. However, alternative arrangements for collecting and returning books may be made; Library staff are happy to fetch items for those who cannot use / have difficulty using stairs.

Ergonomic equipment can be found near the issue desk in the main reading room.

Please find more information for disabled readers here:

Library rules

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What we offer

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Book stands

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Earplugs

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Coloured acetate sheets

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Hands-free magnifier

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Laptop stand (two available)

Portable fans (two available).

Portable fans (two available)

Portable radiators (multiple)

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Water dispenser (outside the Gulbenkian Reading Room)

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Headphones

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Plug adaptors

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Desktop computer (more available in the Computer Room)

Ergonomic equipment

The Library supplies the following:

  • laptop stands
  • magnifiers
  • coloured overlays
  • book rests
  • ear plugs
  • adjustable chairs
  • and other pieces of ergonomic equipment