Library services from 6 September – booking no longer required!

From Monday 6 September it will no longer be necessary to make a booking to use the Library.   You will be able to browse the shelves, borrow books, study in the reading room or at seating in the lower library and use printing, photocopying and scanning services without booking – please just turn up!   The “click and collect”, “browse and borrow” and space finder services will all be withdrawn on 6 September.   However, the LibraryScan service will continue until at least Christmas and we hope will continue to be useful, particularly to those who are not able to come to Oxford.

What will it be like in the Library? Seating remains generously spaced and we will ensure windows are open so that the Library is airy and well ventilated.    Rigorous hygiene procedures will also remain in place and we would be grateful if readers could continue to wear face coverings (unless exempt) for everyone’s protection.

Library opening hours are currently Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm, with earlier opening from 9am from 13 September and full term time opening from 27 September.

Do get in touch at library@conted.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in the Library.

Weekend opening during June

We’re pleased to announce that the Library will be open at weekends during June. The opening hours are as follows:

Saturdays:  10.30am-5.00pm

Sundays:    2.00pm-4.00pm

Please note that these are slightly reduced from our normal weekend opening hours.

Important: Booking is essential. Please note that unless you are simply returning books you will need to make a booking to come to the Library.

The following services will be available. For further information, including how to book, please follow the links below.

Click & Collect

Browse & Borrow

Study spaces (with or without access to library computers)

Please wear a face covering in the Library at all times, unless exempt.

For further help and information please contact us

 

‘Browse and Borrow’ at Rewley House

We now have bookable slots for students to “browse and borrow” at the Continuing Education.  During your browse and borrow slot you will be able to:

  • Browse the Library shelves and select books to borrow (please see notes on borrowing below)*
  • Use the photocopying, printing and scanning machine (PCAS)
  • Consult SOLO

Please note that you will not be able to sit at a study space (to book a study space please see our post on study space)

Please visit the Space Finder to book your “browse and borrow” slot.  You will need an Oxford Single Sign on (SSO) username and password to book your slot. If you are a member of the Department for Continuing Education but do not have an SSO please contact the Library by telephoning 01865 270454.

For operational reasons, the time slots for browse and borrow are quite limited. If it is not possible for you to attend during the times listed please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will try to provide an opportunity at a different time.

*Borrowing

Although you will be able to choose books to borrow during your “browse and borrow” slot it is important to note that this term there are some books in our collection which cannot be borrowed. You are welcome to look at these books in the Library, but they cannot be taken away. This includes books which were previously loanable but which are currently disqualified from loan via both our ‘Click & Collect’ and ‘Browse & Borrow’ services.

To avoid disappointment please be aware that you will not be permitted to borrow any items that are labelled ‘HathiTrust’ on SOLO. If you would like to know which items you will and will not be able to borrow before attending your ‘Browse & Borrow’ slot please check SOLO (see more information below)

Why is this?

The reason for this is that these books are currently being made available to University members in digital format (via SOLO) by the HathiTrust, an organisation which is providing temporary ’emergency access’ to digital copies of books held in print format in Oxford libraries. This is part of arrangements made by the Bodleian Libraries at the start of the pandemic to mitigate the effect of library closures and students being unable to travel to Oxford. The arrangement remains in place this term because many students are not able to travel back to Oxford to use Libraries.

The terms of the agreement between the Bodleian Libraries and the Hathi Trust state that if a book in our library is currently being made available online via SOLO by the Hathi Trust, we are not permitted to make the book available for loan. There is more information about this in the HathiTrust guide

How do I know which books in the Continuing Education Library can be borrowed?

Picture of HathiTrust item in SOLO

A book which is currently being provided as a digital text by the HathiTrust will be indicated on SOLO as shown above. You would not be permitted to borrow this book.

The book I want to borrow isn’t marked as a ‘HathiTrust’ item on SOLO – can I borrow it?

If the SOLO record for the book does not have the HathiTrust label, and the book is normally a loanable item, then you will be able to borrow it via our current services Click & Collect and by Browse & Borrow. If you are unsure, please check with library staff by emailing library@conted.ox.ac.uk.  A book which can be borrowed, will display on SOLO without the HathiTrust label.

Non Hathi book in SOLO

If you are signed in to SOLO you will also see a [Request] button which indicates that the book can be borrowed via our Click & Collect service. Of course, if you have booked a Browse & Borrow slot in the Library, you could take this book from the shelf and borrow it.

Who can access the HathiTrust digital text?

You must be a University member with a Single Sign-On (SSO) username and password in order to access the online texts provided by HathiTrust. For Continuing Education students, this means that you must be enrolled on a Certificate, Diploma, MSt or DPhil course. If you are enrolled on a Continuing Education short course ( e.g. Weekly Classes/Weekly Oxford Worldwide) you are not eligible to access the HathiTrust content.

There are several different editions of the book I want, one of them in on HathiTrust but the others are not – can I borrow any of them?

Sometimes we have multiple editions of books in print, some of which are available on HathiTrust with other editions not on HathiTrust. You can borrow the editions which are not on HathiTrust.

If I’m not eligible to access the online text, does that mean I can borrow the print copy you have in your library?

No. The agreement terms between the HathiTrust and the Bodleian Libraries apply to all library users

I find the online texts provided by HathiTrust difficult to use due to a disability

If you have a disability or medical condition which makes on screen reading difficult, please let us know.

I don’t have a disability but I don’t like reading online and would really prefer to borrow the physical copy

Please note that exemptions can be considered only in cases of disability, rather than format preference.

I have borrowed this book in the past. Will I be able to borrow it in the future?

Yes. It is important to note that the arrangement with the HathiTrust is  temporary. Books currently being made available online via HathiTrust will become loanable again once the temporary agreement ends. The HathiTrust is providing ‘emergency’, temporary online access to books held in Oxford’s collections whilst many students are unable to return to Oxford.

Does this apply to all the Bodleian Libraries or just to the Continuing Education Library?

The provision of HathiTrust online content, and the associated agreement applies to all Bodleian Libraries. This means that the embargo on loan of print books which are currently being provided as digital texts by HathiTrust applies in all Bodleian Libraries.

I’d like help accessing and using the HathiTrust content on SOLO

Please check the guide to using Hathi Trust

As always, library staff are happy to help; please contact us library@conted.ox.ac.uk

Looking forward to seeing you – Study spaces now available and stack deliveries resumed

We are delighted to report that Rewley House reopened on Monday 26 April.   We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Please note that unless you are simply returning Library books you will need to make a booking to come to the Library.   You can book

  • A study space in the  reading room/overspill reading room (more information below)
  • A slot to “browse and borrow” the Library collections  (please see Browse and Borrow at Rewley House)
  • To “click and collect” items that you have chosen in SOLO (please Click and Collect at Rewley House)

Study spaces and closed stack requests

To book a study space please visit the SpaceFinder.  

Slots for study spaces open one week in advance and competition is high so please be sure to book well in advance – particularly if you are travelling to Oxford.

Deliveries from the Bodleian closed stack to Rewley House have also now resumed.    Nearly all books in the closed stacks can only be read in the Library or overspill reading room (and can not be borrowed).  If you are requesting items from the closed stack please be sure to book a study space first.

When you come to study in the Library please  wear a face covering unless you are exempt.

 

 

 

Access to HathiTrust Emergency Library continuing through Trinity Term

HathiTrust Online Emergency Library

The Bodleian’s access to the HathiTrust Emergency Library will now continue until at least 21 June.    It will then be reviewed in light of the prevailing easing of Covid restrictions.

Access to the Emergency Library is a huge benefit allowing Oxford students all over the World to access scanned copies of books.  It continues to be a wonderful resource for Continuing Education students and particularly to those who can’t get to Oxford at this time.     However, it does have some drawbacks, one of which is that we are unable to lend physical copies of books from our Libraries if they are also being provided online via the HathiTrust.    This is because the terms of the agreement between the Bodleian Libraries and the Hathi Trust state that if a book in our library is currently being made available online via SOLO by the Hathi Trust, we are not permitted to make the book available for loan. There is more information about this in the HathiTrust guide. Please note that there are some exception to this for students with disabilities and health conditions. Please contact us if that applies to you.

What is the HathiTrust Emergency Library?

The HathiTrust Emergency Library  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 we 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 continuing through Trinity Term

Click and Collect 

Click and collect is continuing through Trinity Term but the collection point will be inside the Library rather than outside Rewley House.   We are maintaining stringent social distancing and hygiene messages in Rewley House. However, if you would prefer to collect from outside Rewley House due to a health vulnerability please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk to make arrangements.     Unfortunately, we can only offer outside collection to those with health vulnerabilities.

Click and collect 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 to collect your books.  Please be sure to wear a face covering when you come to collect you books unless you are exempt.

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.

How to use LibraryScan

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.

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.