Services for Trinity Term – Study spaces and “book and browse” from 26 April

Rewley House will be reopening on 26 April and from that date you will be able to book a study space in the Library.  In addition, we will be introducing “browse and borrow” so that you can book a space to browse the library shelves.  Book and browse will be offered for limited periods each day.

Headlines 

  • The Library will reopen to readers on 26 April. Opening hours will be as follows.  However, please note that unless you are simply returning books, you MUST have a booking to use the Library.
    • Mon – Wed 9:30am – 5:45pm
    • Thu 10.00am – 6:30pm
    • Fri 9:30am – 4:45pm
    • Sat and Sun:   We hope to be open when the building is open. Please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk for details about specific weekends.
  • E-books – The Library continues to prioritize purchasing of e-books. If you would like to request a book please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk.    In addition we currently have access to an additional 1.5 million e-books from the Emergency Hathi Trust Library.  Titles are available via SOLO – please sign in with your Oxford Single Sign on (SSO).  Full instructions below.
  • Library scanning services –  Our free LibraryScan service is still available. Use it to order scans of chapters or articles from SOLO which will be sent to you by email. More information below.
  • Click and collect services from Rewley House  – The “Click and collect” service is also continuing through Trinity Term. You will find more detailed instructions below. Please note:
    • During the week of 19th April, the collection point will remain the back door of Rewley House.
    • From 26 April onwards please come into the Library to collect your books.
  • Browse and Borrow – From 26 April it will be possible to book a 30 minute slot to browse the Library shelves. Booking is essential – please book “browse and borrow” through the Bodleian Libraries Space Finder    Please note that whilst you will be able to borrow many Rewley House books, it is not possible for legal reasons to borrow books which are currently also being made available via the HathiTrust Emergency Library.
  • Study spaces – You will be able to study in the reading room (or in our temporary overspill reading room) from 26 April. Booking using Bodleian Libraries Space Finder is essential.
  • Book returns – There are a number of options for returning books.   Please see full information below.
  • Purchase requests – you can suggest books and e-books for purchase by emailing library@conted.ox.ac.uk
  • Enquiries You can contact library staff with enquiries about the library, printed or e-books, articles and other materials or referencing. You can contact us by email (library@conted.ox.ac.uk) by telephone (01865 270454) or we can chat on Teams or Zoom.   To arrange to chat on Teams or Zoom please email or telephone us to arrange an appointment.

Hathi Trust Online Emergency Library

We now have access to the HathiTrust Emergency Library which is an online collection of 1.5 million “in copyright” (i.e. modern) books and a further 4 million public domain books.    It covers a good proportion of reading list books and I hope will be a boon to those who are unable to travel to Oxford Libraries.

To access HathiTrust please go to SOLO as normal and log on with your Oxford Single Sign on (SSO) username and password.   HathiTrust items display an on orange “Full Text via HathiTrust” logo. Click on the logo to connect.

Once connected to HathiTrust, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link ‘temporary access’ which you will find towards the bottom of the page under the heading ‘Viewability’ 

Then choose “Check Out“. You will then be able to read the book on screen,

Library Scan (for undergraduates, postgraduates and others with Oxford University cards)

You may request scans of book chapters and articles for delivery by email.  Due to copyright restrictions you may only request one chapter or 5% of each book and one article from each journal issue.   This can be challenging, particularly if you are not sure of the contents of the book.  However, you can often find tables of contents of books online (for example try Googling the name of the book and the word contents).   Viewing the table of contents online can help you to decide which chapter to request.    Alternatively, please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will send you a scan of the table of contents to help you to decide.

To order your scans

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books or articles
  2. If the item that you’d like scanned is in the Bodleian closed stack, click ‘Offsite scan’ to place your scan request
  3. If the items is in another Library (including the Continuing Education Library) click ‘LibraryScan’ (this button appears in the set of red icons above the list of libraries)
  4. Fill in the form with details of the chapter or article you require
  5. The scan will be sent to you by email.

LibraryScan for WOW and online short course students  – We are not able to routinely offer the scanning service to WOW or short course students and instead supply scans to the whole class through your virtual classroom or course site. However, if you particularly need a scan please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will help if we can.

Click and Collect 

You may borrow books through our ‘Click and Collect’ service.  To use the service first order your books in SOLO.  Once your books are ready for collection, we will email you to ask you to choose a collection date and time from a wide range of available slots.  During the week of 19 April, you will collect your books from just outside Rewley House (back door).   Please telephone us on 01865 270454 when you arrive and we will bring your books out to you.  From 26 April onwards you will be able to come into the Library to collect your books.

Here are some instructions

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books
  2. When you have found a book that you’d like to borrow, click on the name of the Library (for example Continuing Education Library)
  3. Click on the green ‘request’ button
  4. You will be prompted to ‘send your request’
  5. Library staff will then fetch the books that you have requested
  6. Once the books have been fetched, you will receive an email inviting you to choose a collection date/time with a link to follow to make your booking
  7. Choose “Select date and time” and choose a date/time that suits you,
  8. Choose “Submit booking” and fill in the details as appropriate
  9. At your chosen collection time, please come to Rewley House.
    1. During the week of 19th April you will need to go to the back door of the building, which is off Wellington Square, around the corner from the front entrance of Rewley House ( see map below)  When you arrive please telephone the Library on 01865 270454 from outside of the building.  Library staff will bring your books to you outside.  The books will already be issued to your account and will be in a carrier bag so that you can easily take them home.  Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt.
    2. From 26th April onwards please come into the Rewley House Library to collect your books.

What if I miss my booking slot? If you miss your booking slot or need to change it please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 270454. This is more important than previously because the Library will only be staffed for part of the day (and therefore if you come much later than your appointment, there may not be anyone available on site).

What to do if you don’t see the “Request” button  – If the item is available via HathiTrust then it will not be available via “click and collect”. This is because for copyright reasons we are unable to lend books which we are making available via HathiTrust.  If this is particularly problematic for you please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk

If the book is not available via HathiTrust and you don’t see the request button in SOLO please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk for help.  Please include your full name.

Browse and Borrow

You can book a 30 minute slot to browse the shelves in the Library. Use the Bodleian Libraries Space Finder to book your slot.

We hope you will find this to be a useful way to find books on your subject are available and to pick out books to borrow. However, please note that for copyright reasons we are are unable to lend copies of books which are currently being made available via the Emergency HathiTrust Library. Therefore

  • If there is a lending copy of a title in the Library but there is also a copy in the Emergency HathiTrust Library – we will NOT be able to lend the printed copy to you at this time
  • If there is a lending copy of the title in the Library but there is NOT access from the Emergency HathiTrust Library then you will be able to borrow the book

Please also note that you will not be able to access our PCAS (print, copy and scan services) during your visit.

Returning books to Rewley House

During the week of 19th April you will need to make a booking to return your books to Rewley House.  This is because the building is closed  To do this you will book a “collection” space even if you are not collecting books!   To do this

  1. Go to https://tickets.ox.ac.uk/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?CG=CEDBL&C=CEDBL 
  2. Choose “Select date and time” and choose a date/time that suits you,
  3. Choose “Submit booking” and fill in the details as appropriate
  4. At your chosen booking slot, please come to Rewley House and go to the back door of the building. This door is located off Wellington Square, just around the corner from the Rewley House front entrance (see map above).  When you arrive please telephone the Library on 01865 270454 from outside of the building.   Library staff will then meet you to pick up your books

From 26th April you will be able to return your books during library opening hours without booking.

Other options for returning books

Are there other options for returning my books? There are some other options for returning books including returning to a Bodleian returns hub (which do not require) booking and returning by pre paid post or courier (paid for by Bodleian Libraries). Please see https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/loanreturns for more information.

Rewley House Library Services for the Easter vacation

Services for Easter vacation

Library services will continue through the Easter vacation on the same basis as in Hilary/Spring Term except that click and collect and scanning services will not be available on Good Friday – Easter Monday inclusive (i.e. 2 – 5 April).

There will be changes to services in Trinity (summer) Term when we hope to re-open the reading room.   Please check back here for updates in mid April.

Headlines

  • We continue to have access to an additional 1.5 million e-books including many reading list titles from the Emergency Hathi Trust Library.  Titles are available via SOLO – please sign in with your Oxford Single Sign on (SSO).  Please find more detailed instructions below.
  • Library scanning services (except for 2-5 April)   – you may order a scan of one chapter or one article from each publication to be sent to you by email.  Please find more detailed instructions below.
  • Click and collect services from Rewley House (except for 2-5 April)  – Please note that for now you will now continue to collect your books from outside Rewley House. More detailed instructions below.
  • Book returns – To return books to Rewley House you need to book a returns slot. Please find more detailed instructions on returning items to Rewley House and returns hubs below.   You can also return books to Bodleian Libraries returns hubs (no booking required – please see locations and opening hours) or by pre-paid post or courier.
  • Purchase requests – you can suggest books and e-books for purchase by emailing library@conted.ox.ac.uk
  • Enquiries You can contact library staff with enquiries about the library, printed or e-books, articles and other materials or referencing. You can contact us by email (library@conted.ox.ac.uk) by telephone (01865 270454) or we can chat on Teams or Zoom.   To arrange to chat on Teams or Zoom please email or telephone us to arrange an appointment.
  • Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to study inside the Rewley House Library. However, study spaces are being provided at some other librariesBooking is required.

Hathi Trust Online Emergency Library

We now have access to the HathiTrust Emergency Library which is an online collection of 1.5 million “in copyright” (i.e. modern) books and a further 4 million public domain books.    It covers a good proportion of reading list books and I hope will be a boon to those who are unable to travel to Oxford Libraries.

To access HathiTrust please go to SOLO as normal and log on with your Oxford Single Sign on (SSO) username and password.   HathiTrust items display an on orange “Full Text via HathiTrust” logo. Click on the logo to connect.

Once connected to HathiTrust, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link ‘temporary access’ which you will find towards the bottom of the page under the heading ‘Viewability’ 

Then choose “Check Out“. You will then be able to read the book on screen,

Click and Collect 

You may borrow books through our ‘Click and Collect’ service.  To use the service first order your books in SOLO.  Once your books are ready for collection, we will email you to ask you to choose a collection date and time from a wide range of available slots.  You will collect your books from just outside Rewley House (Old Front Door Entrance).   Please telephone us on 01865 270454 when you arrive and we will bring your books out to you.

Here are some instructions

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books
  2. When you have found a book that you’d like to borrow, click on the name of the Library (for example Continuing Education Library)
  3. Click on the green ‘request’ button
  4. You will be prompted to ‘send your request’
  5. Library staff will then fetch the books that you have requested
  6. Once the books have been fetched, you will receive an email inviting you to choose a collection date/time with a link to follow to make your booking
  7. Choose “Select date and time” and choose a date/time that suits you,
  8. Choose “Submit booking” and fill in the details as appropriate
  9. At your chosen collection time, please come to Rewley House and go to the back door of the building, which is off Wellington Square, around the corner from the front entrance of Rewley House ( see map below)  When you arrive please telephone the Library on 01865 270454 from outside of the building.  Library staff will bring your books to you outside.  The books will already be issued to your account and will be in a carrier bag so that you can easily take them home.  Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt.

What if I miss my booking slot? If you miss your booking slot or need to change it please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 270454. This is more important than previously because the Library will only be staffed for part of the day (and therefore if you come much later than your appointment, there may not be anyone available on site).

What to do if you don’t see the “Request” button  – If the item is available via HathiTrust then it will not be available via “click and collect”. This is because for copyright reasons we are unable to lend books which we are making available via HathiTrust.  If this is particularly problematic for you please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk

If the book is not available via HathiTrust and you don’t see the request button in SOLO please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk for help.  Please include your full name.

Library Scan (for undergraduates, postgraduates and others with Oxford University cards)

You may request scans of book chapters and articles for delivery by email.  Due to copyright restrictions you may only request one chapter or 5% of each book and one article from each journal issue.   This can be challenging, particularly if you are not sure of the contents of the book.  However, you can often find tables of contents of books online (for example try Googling the name of the book and the word contents).   Viewing the table of contents online can help you to decide which chapter to request.    Alternatively, please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will send you a scan of the table of contents to help you to decide.

To order your scans

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books or articles
  2. If the item that you’d like scanned is in the Bodleian closed stack, click ‘Offsite scan’ to place your scan request
  3. If the items is in another Library (including the Continuing Education Library) click ‘LibraryScan’ (this button appears in the set of red icons above the list of libraries)
  4. Fill in the form with details of the chapter or article you require
  5. The scan will be sent to you by email.

LibraryScan for WOW and online short course students  – We are not able to routinely offer the scanning service to WOW or short course students and instead supply scans to the whole class through your virtual classroom or course site. However, if you particularly need a scan please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will help if we can.

Returning books

As the building is closed you will now need a booking to return your books.  To do this you will book a “collection” space even if you are not collecting books!   To do this

  1. Go to https://tickets.ox.ac.uk/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?CG=CEDBL&C=CEDBL 
  2. Choose “Select date and time” and choose a date/time that suits you,
  3. Choose “Submit booking” and fill in the details as appropriate
  4. At your chosen booking slot, please come to Rewley House and go to the back door of the building. This door is located off Wellington Square, just around the corner from the Rewley House front entrance (see map above).  When you arrive please telephone the Library on 01865 270454 from outside of the building.   Library staff will then meet you to pick up your books

What if I miss my booking slot? If you miss your booking slot or need to change it please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 270454. This is more important than previously because the Library will only be staffed for part of the day (and therefore if you come much later than your appointment, there may not be anyone available on site).

Are there other options for returning my books? There are some other options for returning books including returning to a Bodleian returns hub (which do not require) booking and returning by pre paid post or courier (paid for by Bodleian Libraries). Please see https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/loanreturns for more information.

Library services for January (updated 14 January)

Updates

  • We now access to an additional 1.5 million e-books including many reading list titles from the Emergency Hathi Trust Library.  Titles are available via SOLO – please sign in with your Oxford Single Sign on (SSO).  Please find more detailed instructions below.
  • Library scanning services have now resumed  – you may order a scan of one chapter or one article from each publication to be sent to you by email.  Please find more detailed instructions below.
  • Click and collect services from Rewley House have now resumed.  However, please note that you will now collect your books from outside Rewley House. More detailed instructions below.
  • Book returns – To return books to Rewley House you will now need to book a returns slot. Please find more detailed instructions on returning items to Rewley House and returns hubs below.   You can also return books to Bodleian Libraries returns hubs (no booking required – please see locations and opening hours) or by pre-paid post or courier.
  • Purchase requests – you can suggest books and e-books for purchase by emailing library@conted.ox.ac.uk
  • Enquiries You can contact library staff with enquiries about the library, printed or e-books, articles and other materials or referencing. You can contact us by email (library@conted.ox.ac.uk) by telephone (01865 270454) or we can chat on Teams or Zoom.   To arrange to chat on Teams or Zoom please email or telephone us to arrange an appointment

Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to study inside the Rewley House Library or most other Bodleian Libraries. However, study spaces are being provided at a small number of libraries. Please find more detailed information and booking instructions below.

Hathi Trust Online Emergency Library

We now have access to the HathiTrust Emergency Library which is an online collection of 1.5 million “in copyright” (i.e. modern) books and a further 4 million public domain books.    It covers a good proportion of reading list books and I hope will be a boon to those who are unable to travel to Oxford Libraries.

To access HathiTrust please go to SOLO as normal and log on with your Oxford Single Sign on (SSO) username and password.   HathiTrust items display an on orange “Full Text via HathiTrust” logo. Click on the logo to connect.

Once connected to HathiTrust, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link ‘temporary access’ which you will find towards the bottom of the page under the heading ‘Viewability’ 

Then choose “Check Out“. You will then be able to read the book on screen,

Click and Collect 

You may borrow books through our ‘Click and Collect’ service.  To use the service first order your books in SOLO.  Once your books are ready for collection, we will email you to ask you to choose a collection date and time from a wide range of available slots.  You will collect your books from just outside Rewley House (Old Front Door Entrance).   Please telephone us on 01865 270454 when you arrive and we will bring your books out to you.

Here are some instructions

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books
  2. When you have found a book that you’d like to borrow, click on the name of the Library (for example Continuing Education Library)
  3. Click on the green ‘request’ button
  4. You will be prompted to ‘send your request’
  5. Library staff will then fetch the books that you have requested
  6. Once the books have been fetched, you will receive an email inviting you to choose a collection date/time with a link to follow to make your booking
  7. Choose “Select date and time” and choose a date/time that suits you,
  8. Choose “Submit booking” and fill in the details as appropriate
  9. At your chosen collection time, please come to Rewley House and go to the back door of the building, which is off Wellington Square, around the corner from the front entrance of Rewley House ( see map below)  When you arrive please telephone the Library on 01865 270454 from outside of the building.  Library staff will bring your books to you outside.  The books will already be issued to your account and will be in a carrier bag so that you can easily take them home.  Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt.

What if I miss my booking slot? If you miss your booking slot or need to change it please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 270454. This is more important than previously because the Library will only be staffed for part of the day (and therefore if you come much later than your appointment, there may not be anyone available on site).

What to do if you don’t see the “Request” button  – If the item is available via HathiTrust then it will not be available via “click and collect”. This is because for copyright reasons we are unable to lend books which we are making available via HathiTrust.  If this is particularly problematic for you please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk

If the book is not available via HathiTrust and you don’t see the request button in SOLO please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk for help.  Please include your full name.

Library Scan (for undergraduates, postgraduates and others with Oxford University cards)

You may request scans of book chapters and articles for delivery by email.  Due to copyright restrictions you may only request one chapter or 5% of each book and one article from each journal issue.   This can be challenging, particularly if you are not sure of the contents of the book.  However, you can often find tables of contents of books online (for example try Googling the name of the book and the word contents).   Viewing the table of contents online can help you to decide which chapter to request.    Alternatively, please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will send you a scan of the table of contents to help you to decide.

To order your scans

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books or articles
  2. If the item that you’d like scanned is in the Bodleian closed stack, click ‘Offsite scan’ to place your scan request
  3. If the items is in another Library (including the Continuing Education Library) click ‘LibraryScan’ (this button appears in the set of red icons above the list of libraries)
  4. Fill in the form with details of the chapter or article you require
  5. The scan will be sent to you by email.

LibraryScan for WOW and online short course students  – We are not able to routinely offer the scanning service to WOW or short course students and instead supply scans to the whole class through your virtual classroom or course site. However, if you particularly need a scan please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will help if we can.

Returning books

As the building is closed you will now need a booking to return your books.  To do this you will book a “collection” space even if you are not collecting books!   To do this

  1. Go to https://tickets.ox.ac.uk/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?CG=CEDBL&C=CEDBL 
  2. Choose “Select date and time” and choose a date/time that suits you,
  3. Choose “Submit booking” and fill in the details as appropriate
  4. At your chosen booking slot, please come to Rewley House and go to the back door of the building. This door is located off Wellington Square, just around the corner from the Rewley House front entrance (see map above).  When you arrive please telephone the Library on 01865 270454 from outside of the building.   Library staff will then meet you to pick up your books

What if I miss my booking slot? If you miss your booking slot or need to change it please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 270454. This is more important than previously because the Library will only be staffed for part of the day (and therefore if you come much later than your appointment, there may not be anyone available on site).

Are there other options for returning my books? There are some other options for returning books including returning to a Bodleian returns hub (which do not require) booking and returning by pre paid post or courier (paid for by Bodleian Libraries). Please see https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/loanreturns for more information.

Booking a study space in a hub library

Bodleian Libraries is making study spaces available to students with a blue stripe University card at some sites.  To take advantage of this you must book a place using the space finder.

 

6 January update: “Click and collect” and Library Scanning services will continue during lockdown

Just a quick update to let you know that “click and collect” and “LibraryScan” are continuing.   Some of you have noticed that the “request” button has disappeared from SOLO, so that it is not currently possible to request books. This was removed temporarily and will be reinstated soon.

The services on offer remain broadly the same as those listed in the post below. However, books that you have ordered via “click and collect” will be collected from outside the entrance to Rewley House rather than from inside the Library. The way this will work is that you will book a collection slot online as normal. When you arrive you will phone the Library and we will bring your books out to you. The books will already have been issued and will be in a bag so it will be a quick handover.

Information about returning books will be updated soon.

January 2021- Library Services at Rewley House and other Bodleian Libraries

Since Oxford is now in tier 4, it is no longer possible to study in the reading room or at desks in the Continuing Education Library.  However, you may still borrow books from the Library using the “click and collect” service, place requests for articles and chapters to be scanned and contact the library with enquiries and book requests.

In addition, access to a vast array of scanned books and journals will soon be available from SOLO through the HathiTrust.   Access will be switched on to these materials in the next few days and requires an Oxford Single Sign on (SSO).   This service will be available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff with an Oxford University card.

Library services at Rewley House

Bodleian Libraries is currently operating a zero contact service across most of its Libraries due to Oxford being in tier 4.   At this time you may:

  • Request books for collection via the “click and collect” service. Please note that  you must have a booking to “click and collect”.  When you come to collect your books, we will issue them to you and pass them to you to take home. You will not be able to read them in the Library.   Regrettably we can not take face-to-face enquiries when you come to collect your books and so please be sure to email or telephone us with any enquiries before you come to the Library.
  • order scans of chapters and articles using the LibraryScan service
  • return books to the Continuing Education Library during opening hours. It is also possible to return books to Bodleian Libraries return hubs or to send them by post or courier service (paid for by Bodleian Libraries).  More information below.
  • request purchase of books and ebooks by emailing library@conted.ox.ac.uk
  • contact library staff with enquiries about the library, printed or e-books, articles and other materials or referencing. You can contact us by email (library@conted.ox.ac.uk) by telephone (01865 270454) or we can chat on Teams or Zoom.   To arrange to chat on Teams or Zoom please email or telephone us to arrange an appointment.

There is more information about each of these services below.

Unfortunately it is currently not possible to:

  • Study at a desk in the Continuing Education Library
  • Browse the Library shelves
  • Order books from the Bodleian stack to the Continuing Education Library
  • Use the Library photocopiers, printers, scanners or computers
  • Ask face to face questions in the library – for all enquiries please contact us by email (library@conted.ox.ac.uk) or by telephone (01865 270454).  We can also arrange a one to one appointment on Teams or Zoom.

What about other Oxford University Libraries?

Students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses with “blue stripe” Oxford University cards, may use the 30 Libraries in the Bodleian Libraries group. All of these libraries are offering “click and collect” and scanning services (on the same “zero contact basis” as the the Continuing Education Library).

In addition, Bodleian Libraries is making study spaces available at the following sites. To take advantage of this you must book a place using the space finder:

  • The Sackler Library
  • The Old Bodleian Library
  • The Radcliffe Camera
  • The Social Science Library
  • The Radcliffe Science Library/Vere Harmsworth Library

You must book a space to study in these libraries using the space finder.  Unfortunately, you may only book a space if you have a blue stripe University card – it is not possible to book a place with a pink Continuing Education Library card.  We regret that we are not able to offer study spaces at Rewley House at this time.

More information about opening hours, “Click and collect” and “Libraryscan”

Opening hours

During the week of 4 January opening hours at the Continuing Education Library are as follows. However, these are likely to change, please check back here before making a journey or contact the Library on library@conted.ox.ac.uk or by telephone (01865 270454).:

  • Mon-Fri 10.00-12.00, 14.00-16.00
  • Sat and Sun: closed

Please note that you must have a booking for “click and collect” to come to the library unless you are simply returning books.   Library staff are not able to deal with face to face enquiries at this time, so if you have a question please contact us by email (library@conted.ox.ac.uk) or by telephone (01865 270454).  We can also arrange a one to one appointment on Teams or Zoom.

Click and Collect 

You may borrow books through our ‘Click and Collect’ service.  To use the service first order your books in SOLO.  Once your books are ready for collection, we will email you to ask you to choose a collection date and time from a wide range of available slots. Here are some instructions

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books
  2. When you have found a book that you’d like to borrow, click on the name of the Library (for example Continuing Education Library)
  3. Click on the green ‘request’ button
  4. You will be prompted to ‘send your request’
  5. Library staff will then fetch the books that you have requested
  6. Once the books have been fetched, you will receive an email inviting you to choose a collection date and time.  A wide range of options are available.

What to do if you don’t see the “Request” button  – If you don’t see the request button in SOLO please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk for help.  Please include your full name.

Library Scan (for undergraduates, postgraduates and others with Oxford University cards)

You may request scans of book chapters and articles for delivery by email.  Due to copyright restrictions you may only request one chapter or 5% of each book and one article from each journal issue.   This can be challenging, particularly if you are not sure of the contents of the book.  However, you can often find tables of contents of books online (for example try Googling the name of the book and the word contents).   Viewing the table of contents online can help you to decide which chapter to request.    Alternatively, please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will send you a scan of the table of contents to help you to decide.

To order your scans

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books or articles
  2. If the item that you’d like scanned is in the Bodleian closed stack, click ‘Offsite scan’ to place your scan request
  3. If the items is in another Library (including the Continuing Education Library) click ‘LibraryScan’ (this button appears in the set of red icons above the list of libraries)
  4. Fill in the form with details of the chapter or article you require
  5. The scan will be sent to you by email.

LibraryScan for WOW and online short course students  – We are not able to routinely offer the scanning service to WOW or short course students and instead supply scans to the whole class through your virtual classroom or course site. However, if you particularly need a scan please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will help if we can.

Returning books

You can return your books to the Continuing Education Library without a booking during opening hours. Please put them in the book returns box which is situated just inside the door of the main library (it is no longer in the reading room).  Alternatively you can:

  • Rreturn books to a Bodleian Libraries returns hub
  • the Library can provide you with a paid envelope to return your books by post or
  • we can arrange for a courier to collect books from your home.

Please find more information at https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/loanreturns

Tier 4 – Changes to Rewley House Library services

Happy New Year!

With Oxford entering tier 4, Library services at Rewley House will be subject to some changes. In particular, it will no longer be possible to study in the Reading Room or elsewhere in the Continuing Education Library.  For the time being it will also not be possible to order Bodleian stack books to Rewley House. Some larger Libraries within the Bodleian group will continue to offer study spaces and stack requests.

We hope that “click and collect” and scanning services will continue to be available from Rewley House but details are yet to be finalised. Please check back here for more information.

Please continue to send enquiries and requests for e-books and scanned chapters to library@conted.ox.ac.uk (which will be checked from 4 January onwards).

More information will be provided here as soon as possible.

No change to our services – Continuing Education Library remains open

In line with Bodleian Libraries policy and University guidance, we are pleased to confirm that there is no change to our current services. We continue to offer the following:

Click & Collect 

Book a study space

Scanning services 

For instructions on how to use these services please see our earlier post

If you are enrolled on a short course run by the Department for Continuing Education (e.g. WOW) please see our guide which explains how to book a study space in the Continuing Education Library.

 

 

Service update

In view of the latest government announcement, further information about our services will be posted on this page in the coming days. The Bodleian Libraries will align with University and current government guidance on how we can best support you with your research throughout Michaelmas term.

 

Oxford has moved to National Tier 2: will library services change?

In line with Bodleian Libraries policy, we have no plans to make changes to our current services. We would like to reassure our readers that we have rigorous control measures in place to remain COVID-secure. Please do contact us library@conted.ox.ac.uk  should you have any concerns, or require further information.

We continue to offer the following Bodleian Libraries services, open to University members

Click & Collect 

Book a study space

Scanning services 

If you are enrolled on a short course run by the Department for Continuing Education (e.g. WOW) please see our guide which explains how to access Click & Collect services and book a study space in the Continuing Education Library.

 

 

Rewley House Library services for Michaelmas Term

The Rewley House Library is open for

  • Scanning – Library staff can scan chapters and articles to send to you by email
  • Borrowing through ‘click and collect’
  • Returning books
  • Studying in the reading room (please book a place)

You will find more information about each of these services together with opening hours and information about COVID safety in the Library below.

In order to protect students and staff the numbers in the Library are being very carefully controlled and so you must book a place every time you want to use the Library – unfortunately it is not be possible to simply drop into the Library without a booking.   The only exception to this is if you are simply returning books and do not need to use the Library for any other purpose.   Of course, having to book a place will take some getting used to but the restrictions are there to protect students and staff by limiting the numbers of people in the Library at any one time and ensuring social distancing.    Please note that we anticipate that everyone who wants to, will be able to use the Library but the booking system will ensure that people are distributed throughout the day rather than concentrated in short time periods.

Click and Collect 

You may borrow books through our ‘Click and Collect’ service.  To use the service first order your books in SOLO.  Once your books are ready for collection, we will email you to ask you to choose a collection date and time from a wide range of available slots. Here are some instructions

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books
  2. When you have found a book that you’d like to borrow, click on the name of the Library (for example Continuing Education Library)
  3. Click on the green ‘request’ button
  4. You will be prompted to ‘send your request’
  5. Library staff will then fetch the books that you have requested
  6. Once the books have been fetched, you will receive an email inviting you to choose a collection date and time.  A wide range of options are available.

What to do if you don’t see the “Request” button  – If you don’t see the request button in SOLO please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk for help.  Please include your full name.

Library Scan (for undergradautes, postgraduates and others with Oxford University cads)

You may request scans of book chapters and articles for delivery by email.  Due to copyright restrictions you may only request one chapter or 5% of each book and one article from each journal issue.   This can be challenging, particularly if you are not sure of the contents of the book.  However, you can often find tables of contents of books online (for example try Googling the name of the book and the word contents).   Viewing the table of contents online can help you to decide which chapter to request.    Alternatively, please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will send you a scan of the table of contents to help you to decide.

To order your scans

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books or articles
  2. If the item that you’d like scanned is in the Bodleian closed stack, click ‘Offsite scan’ to place your scan request
  3. If the items is in another Library (including the Continuing Education Library) click ‘LibraryScan’ (this button appears in the set of red icons above the list of libraries)
  4. Fill in the form with details of the chapter or article you require
  5. The scan will be sent to you by email.

LibraryScan for WOW and online short course students  – We are not able to routinely offer the scanning service to WOW or short course students and instead supply scans to the whole class through your virtual classroom or course site. However, if you particularly need a scan please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will help if we can.

Returning books

You can return your books to the Continuing Education Library without a booking. Please put them in the book returns box which is now situated just inside the door of the main library (it is no longer in the reading room).  Alternatively you can return books to a Bodleian Libraries returns hub, the Library can provide you with a paid envelope to return your books by post or we can arrange for a courier to collect books from your home.   Please find more information at https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/loanreturns

Book a  study space

The reading room is now open to students who have booked a study space.   You may book a study space with or without access to one of the Bodleian’s computers.

Booking a study space for undergraduates, postgraduates and others with Oxford University cards

To book a place in the Rewley House Library please click on this link or for bookings across Bodleian Libraries please go to https://spacefinder.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

LibraryScan for Oxford Brookes Architectural History students, WOW, online short course students and paying members

To book a space please telephone us on 01865 270454  letting us know your requirements. Booking will be staff-mediated and we will consult with you about availability.   Please see more information at https://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/conted-weeklyclass

Library Opening times

  • Mon 09.00-17.45*
  • Tues 09.30-17.45*
  • Wed 09.30-17.45*
  • Thurs 09.30-18.30*
  • Fri 09.00-17.00*
  • Sat – We will be open on Saturdays when the building is open 11.00-16.00*
  • Sun – closed

*Please note that you must book a place.

COVID safety.  Please note…

  • To ensure social distancing booking is essential –  Whilst booking a place in the Library is inconvenient, requiring bookings allows us to control the number of people in the Library at any one time.   For example each 15 minute “click and collect” slot can only be booked by 2 people.
  • Access to the book shelves in the upper and lower library is limited to Library staff at the moment. We hope that limited shelf browsing may be possible later in term but initially all books must be ordered via ‘click and collect’
  • Self-service printing, photocopying and scanning are not currently available. These facilities may be re-introduced later in term. In the meantime you can request free scans via LibraryScan (see above)
  • Library staff are following strict hygiene protocols including wearing face coverings and frequent hand washing and sanitising.   You will also be asked to observe safety protocols such as hand sanitising and wearing a face covering (unless exempt)

Help and contacts

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Should you have any queries or concerns please email us library@conted.ox.ac.uk

Look out for updates here on our blog.

We look forward to seeing you soon!