Welcome to OUSSA! Library information

We hope that you enjoy your OUSSA course here in Oxford and find the Continuing Education Library at Rewley House useful in preparing your essay.

Please do come and see us in the Library. We are a friendly bunch and will be happy to show you where to find books as well as e-books and e-journals to help you research your topic.

We also have study spaces!   Top tip: although the reading room is the nicest study space, if it’s hot during your OUSSA week, the lower library is much cooler!

Books and journals for researching your essay in print and online

The Library will have a selection of books, journals which will be useful in researching your essay.

You can search the Library catalogue SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk    However, bear in mind that SOLO covers over 100 libraries in Oxford!!!    Limit your search to the Continuing Education Library so that you only see the books at Rewley House!*

You can borrow 2 books at a time for 2 days. In addition you can use the University of Oxford’s collections of e-books and e-journals from computers in the Library (and in many cases from your own device if it is connected to Bodleian Libraries Wi-Fi).

*Most OUSSA students only have members of the Continuing Education Library at Rewley House and so will not be able to use the other libraries listed on SOLO. The exception is students taking the Certificate in Higher Education who can use all the Libraries in the Bodleian group.

Using Library computers, copiers and Wi-Fi

To use Library computers, copiers and Wi-Fi (for example to access ebooks and ejournal) you will need a Bodleian Libraries username and password, please speak to Library staff for details.



Opening hours for summer 2022

The opening times for the Library at Rewley House will vary as we move through the summer.

From 10 July until 12 August we will be running our summer school hours which are Mon – Thu 9.00am-5.30pm, Fri 9.00am-5.00pm and Sat and Sun 2.00pm-5pm.

Read the full post for below opening hours for the rest of the summer

TrinityTerm opening hours (Monday 25 April to Sunday 10 July inclusive)*

  • Monday 9.00 am -7.30pm
  • Tuesday 9.00 am-7.30pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am-7.30pm
  • Thursday 9.00am-7.30pm
  • Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Sunday 12.30pm-4.30pm

Opening hours during OUSSA (Monday 11 July – Friday 12 August inclusive)*

  • Monday – Thursday 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 2.00pm-5.00pm

Vacation opening hours (Saturday 13 August – Sunday 4 September
AND Monday 12 September – Friday 23 September inclusive)*

  • Monday – Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday closed

Closed week (Monday 5 September –  Sunday 11 September inclusive)

Please note that the library will be closed from Monday 5 September –  Sunday 11September inclusive for our annual closed week.   There will be some limited opening for specific courses running during that period – details to follow.

Michaelmas Term

It is anticipated that term time hours will resume on Saturday 24 September. Please check back for confirmation nearer to the time.   Term time hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday 9.00 am -7.30pm
  • Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm
  • Sunday 12.30pm-4.30pm

*Travelling a long way?

The Library will be short staffed at some points over the summer and its possible that we may have to close at short notice. If you are travelling a long way please phone us on 01865 270454 or email us on library@conted.ox.ac.uk to check that we are open.