In response to reader feedback, we’re pleased to announce that we now have two portable DVD drives available for loan. History students may be particularly interested in using these to consult items from the HFL DVD collection. The devices are quick and easy to use, compatible with most operating systems, and can be issued for two days (plus one online renewal). Please let us know if you have any feedback – we’re always looking to improve access to our collections.
We are currently trialling two ergonomic desk devices in the Upper Gladstone Link that allow readers to adjust their position to either sit or stand at their work space. The WorkFit-Z mini is adapted to hold one of our Reader PCs, whilst the Opløft facilitates materials, such as books, notepads and laptops, to be raised to varying heights.
We’re interested in hearing any reader feedback on the benefits or disadvantages of these devices in helping you study. Please let a member of staff know your views!
The location of the devices is indicated on the map below:
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!
The Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera are open on Sundays in term only.
Saturday hours remain 10am – 4pm.
We hope you find this time shift agreeable.
Vacation hours start on Monday 12 March as follows:
Monday to Friday 9:00 – 19:00
The library will be closed over the Easter weekend 30 March-02 April inclusive
The HFL wishes all our readers a Happy Easter and we look forward to seeing you all again next term!
The Bodleian Library (Old Library reading rooms only including Duke Humfrey) will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 22 December 2017.
The Radcliffe Camera (including the Gladstone Link*) will close at 7pm on Thursday 21 December 2017. These areas of the Bodleian will not open on Friday 22 December. *Please note the Gladstone Link closes at 6.15pm.
All parts of the Library will re-open to readers at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2017.
The last delivery of material from storage will arrive on the morning of Thursday 21 December. The deadline for placing requests for this last delivery is expected to be no later than 7.20pm on Wednesday 20 December.
It will be possible to request items via SOLO throughout the closed period. The first delivery of the New Year will arrive on Tuesday 2 January, and staff expect to clear any backlog of requests by Friday 5 January at the latest.
Have an enjoyable Christmas break everyone, we’re certainly looking forward to it!
Vacation loans start today – borrow up to 15 books. This increases to 20 books on Thursday 29 November and will include short loans. Everything is due back on Monday 15 January.
We hope everyone has a restful and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! If you get fed up eating mince pies and drinking mulled wine (impossible though that sounds) don’t forget you can access many of our resources online. With your Single Sign On login, you can access all our ebook, ejournal and database subscriptions while away from Oxford.
Here’s the Bodleian tree atmospherically lit up for the final week of Term. Have a fantastic Christmas break everyone!
Welcome back everyone to a new academic year! And a special welcome to our new undergraduates and graduates. For those of you have had books out for the vacation the term limit has reverted to a maximum of 15 items. If you have more than 15 books out and you want to take out additional items you will need to bring some back.
You are reminded that vacation loans are due back on Monday 9th October. Please don’t forget!
From now on undergraduates can check out books for 7 days and research graduates for 28 days.
Do enjoy your studies and we hope to see you all in the library soon.
Come and meet library staff and take the chance to familiarise yourself with the library at the start of your studies. We will be organising separate tours for new undergraduates and postgraduates during 0th week and beyond.
Undergraduate Radcliffe Camera and History Faculty Library orientation tour [booking not required, just turn up, 10 max per tour]
Weds 4 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Thurs 5 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Fri 6 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Mon 09 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Tues 10 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Library staff will take new undergraduates around the Radcliffe Camera showing you where things are located and enabling you to use the library with ease.
Treasure Hunts: complete the optional library quiz at the end to be entered into our freshers’ prize draw for a KeepCup! Several KeepCups to be won.
Students will need to bring their university card to enter the library.
Location: Meet Reception, Radcliffe Camera.
Postgraduate Bodleian and History Faculty Library orientation tour [booking required]
Mon 2 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Thurs 5 Oct: 9.30-10.30am
Fri 6 Oct: 9.30-10.30am
Mon 09 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Tues 10 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Wed 11 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Thurs 12 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Fri 13 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Not sure how to find your way round the Bodleian Library, Gladstone Link and History Faculty Library (HFL) and which facilities are available? Join the History Librarian for a 60min orientation tour of the central Bodleian Library site, including the Radcliffe Camera where the HFL is located, and briefly enter the Weston Library which is relevant for Special Collections and African & Oriental studies.
Students will need to bring their university card to enter the Library.
Location: Meet Proscholium, Old Bodleian
Book now (via the HFL WebLearn Sign-up at https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/x/BTj2oJ – SSO required)
Tour leader: Isabel Holowaty
Max nos of students: 10
Work to replace and upgrade the lighting in Duke Humfrey’s Library will begin on Monday 21 August and continue until the end of September.
During this period sections of the reading room will be closed off in turn to allow this work to be completed.
Access to Duke Humfrey’s Library may also be restricted to one staircase only at times. It may prove necessary to close the reading room for book moves at particular points in the project and notice will be given if this is the case with a fetching service provided.
There will be some noise associated with this project and readers may therefore prefer to work in other reading rooms.
For any queries about access to material please consult staff at the Main Enquiry Desk in the Lower Reading Room.
The good news is that, once completed, it should be easier to read the spine titles of local history society publications in the galleries.