With the end of Trinity Term fast approaching, readers are advised that vacation borrowing for the summer will commence on Wednesday 26th 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 14th October. Wishing you all the best of luck in the coming weeks!
Gale is a global publisher of digital archives and other library resources such as eBooks.
The Gale Ambassador Scheme might be of interest to graduates using Cengage / Gale resources (Times Digital Archive, ECCO, State Paper Online, etc) and who are in Oxford 2019-2020. It offers paid business experience with a global publisher.
Gale Ambassadors are paid £500, plus the role is also great for your CV…
- Business experience – work directly with staff at a global publisher
- Get published on our company blog – creating great, shareable evidence of your work
- Run your own marketing activities – refine copy and post placement to make successful use of social media
- Speak at subject society events and lectures – public speaking experience is always great for a CV
- Discover more primary sources for your own essays – potentially improving your grades
- Opportunities for in-house work experience with a global publisher
The deadline for applications is Monday 1st July.
Applications are made online at the Gale Ambassadors site.
Example blog posts of this year’s Gale Ambassadors are at:
- Francis Barber: Samuel Johnson’s Jamaican friend
- In Praise of Folly: A catalogue of April Fool’s hoaxes with Gale Primary Sources
- ‘New Year, New Me?’ Late 19th and Early 20th Century New Year’s Resolutions
The library will be closed over the Easter weekend, from Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April inclusive. However, we will be open on Easter Monday (22 April), from 9am-5pm. Please note, there will be no book delivery service on this day. Normal Vacation hours (9am-7pm) and deliveries will resume on Tuesday 23 April.
If you decide you’d like to combine your chocolate with some reading whilst the library is closed, don’t forget you can access many of our resources electronically. With your Single Sign On, you can make use of all our ebook, ejournal and database subscriptions while away from Oxford.
Happy Easter everyone!
Vacation loans start today – borrow up to 15 books. This increases to 20 books on Thursday 29 November and will include Short Loans. Everything will be due back on Monday 14th January (1st Week).
Camera staff would like to wish all readers a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! If you decide you’d like to combine your mince pies with some online reading, don’t forget you can access access many of our resources electronically. With your Single Sign On, you can make use of all our ebook, ejournal and database subscriptions while away from Oxford.
Historians keen to explore locally held resources focused on the First World War may be interested to visit our LibGuide. The guide highlights key items centred on the British experience, many of which are held within the Bodleian collections. Resources showcased (both printed and electronic) are organised thematically, and include newspapers, diaries and journals, literature, music, cartoons and government reports. To access the LibGuide, please click on the image below:
New students are encouraged to attend orientation tours of the Radcliffe Camera, which will take place regularly during 0th week and 1st week (see below for tour times). Staff will be ready to provide useful information on collections, the location of key facilities, and the services on offer. We look forward to seeing you!
Please note, all reading rooms in the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera (including the Gladstone Link) will be closed from Saturday 25 August to Monday 27 August inclusive. If you find you’re missing us (or our resources), why not access our collections remotely? Remember to use your SSO (Single Sign-On).
Wishing you a happy Bank Holiday weekend!
Pavement improvement works in Radcliffe Square are now reaching their final phase, which will necessitate a temporary closure of the South Gate. This will be cordoned off between Monday 20th August and Monday 3rd September, to allow for the completion of essential work. During this period, readers will need to use the North Gate in order to access the Camera grounds and entrance. Please note, this also means that there will be no direct level access route to the Camera for approximately two weeks. Readers requiring this will need to use the ramped access route to the Old Bodleian Library, continuing via the tunnel/Gladstone Link and platform lift.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but trust that the newly widened pavement will be more accessible as a result of these works..Please get in touch with any questions or feedback: email@example.com
For those of you about to undertake the History of the British Isles assessment, don’t panic! Library staff are ready and willing to help with any queries.
Please remember, the library will be closed on the morning of Wednesday 20th June. In addition, during 9th week we will be running to vacation hours – this means that the library will be closing at 7pm. Plan your time carefully!
Please note, due to the introduction of a new History of the British Isles assessment for 2nd year History undergraduates vacation loans will commence on Wednesday 20th June. This is 9th week. Please also be aware that from Thursday 14th June onwards (8th week) all standard loans will have a due date of Thursday 21st June. Thank you!