Summer Vacation Loans

With the end of Trinity Term fast approaching, readers are advised that vacation borrowing for the summer will commence on Wednesday 22nd June. Please note, this is 9th week, due to the History of the British Isles assessment for 2nd year History undergraduates. From this date onwards, HFL borrowing limits will increase to 30 items (short loans inclusive), with a due date of Monday 10th October. Wishing you all the best of luck in the coming weeks!

History of the British Isles Assessment

For those of you about to undertake the History of the British Isles assessment, please note that library staff will be ready and willing to offer assistance during the next few weeks. Don’t hesitate to approach us if you need help locating resources..

Contact us at library.history@bodleian.ox.ac.uk with any further questions. Most importantly, good luck!

Easter Vacation Loans 2022

As we enter the final week of Hilary Term, our Easter vacation borrowing begins today on standard loan items. Items can be taken out throughout the vacation with a due date of Monday 25th April in week one of Trinity Term. Loan limits will increase on Thursday 20th March to allow for 20 items to be taken out over this period and short loans can also be borrowed from Thursday as vacation loans. We hope you have a lovely break.

Reader Survey 2022

A little survey, a BIG result

Between 17 January – 19 February we are inviting all members of the University of Oxford and Bodleian Libraries cardholders to complete our short online reader survey. This enables us to assess user satisfaction and expectations of our libraries, collections and library services.

The survey seeks feedback on a number of areas including the provision of information resources, the libraries as a space for study, how staff interact with readers, information skills and support, and overall satisfaction with library support for research, teaching and learning.

We are using a standardised survey tool (LibQual+) for our Reader Surveys, although it has been customised to make it relevant for Oxford. LibQual+ has been used by over 1340 libraries worldwide and therefore enables us to benchmark our performance against comparative institutions. Find out more about LibQUAL+.

Take the 10-minute Reader Survey here.

If you have any questions about the Reader Survey 2022, please look at our Reader surveys FAQs or email Frankie Wilson at survey@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Survey is open from 17 January – 19 February 2022 – All completed entries can enter into a draw to win one of ten £50 Amazon or Blackwell’s vouchers!

In addition, the College with the highest response rate (% of students who complete the survey) will win a visit from a herd of Alpacas.

Responses are confidential.

Radcliffe Camera Christmas Vacation Closure

The Radcliffe Camera will close for our vacation period on Thursday 23rd December 2021 at 5pm and will re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022 at 9.30am.

Final requests for closed-stack material to the Radcliffe Camera Self-Collect shelves should be made on Tuesday 21st December for our final delivery on Wednesday 22nd December.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Radcliffe Camera Team.