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Bodleian Business Librarian Announcement

We’re really excited to share news about the new Bodleian Business Librarian, Hal Kirkwood, who will be joining the Saïd Business School on 3rd April 2018. Hal will lead the Sainsbury Library, building on the excellent work of Chris Flegg who retired in September 2017. We look forward to welcoming Hal to the School in April!

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The Economist – free online access

We are pleased to announce that the Bodleian Libraries now provide free online access to The Economist. This highly regarded magazine-format newspaper is published weekly and covers many business related topics such as world events, politics, finance & economics, and science & technology.

Through SOLO you can read every issue published over the newpaper’s 174 year history. For historical issues (1843 – 2013) use the Gale Cengage Economist Historical Archive link and for copies of the most recent print issues use the Miscellaneous Ejournals link.

Easter Vacation Library Unstaffed Hours

Photo of an Easter basket in the library. Photo © 2017 Fisher Studios Ltd.

Photo: Fisher Studios Ltd.

Please note that the library will be unstaffed from 17:00 on Thursday 29th March to 09:00 Tuesday 3rd April.

This means that those of you wishing to consult reference material such as Bodleian Books will be unable to do so during this period.

The library and building itself will be open the usual time (07:30-00:00).

You may still borrow and return books via the Self-Issue machine by the Enquiry desk, and you may also renew books online via the library catalogue (sign in on the top-right of the page).

Enjoy your break and good luck in the upcoming exams!

Spring Vacation loans 2018

As Hilary draws to a close, here are our vacation loans details:


Start: 8th March.

Masters in Financial Economics (MFE):

Start 15th March.

Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Research students, and Non-SBS visitors:

Start 28th March.

Please note: All books are due back on Tuesday 24th April.

Enjoy your holidays!

Christmas Vacation opening times and vacation loans


As Michaelmas term draws to a close, our opening times and loan periods come into vacation timings. Here is a run-down of useful information:

Library Opening hours:

Park End Street (including the Sainsbury Library) will be closed from 18:00 on 24th December until 08:00 on 27 December, and again from 18:00 on 31st December until 08:00 on 2nd January. Normal opening hours will then resume.

Library Staffed hours:

The library will be unstaffed from 17:00 on 21st December until 09:00 on 2nd January.

Please note that the library will be unstaffed from 13:00 on 15th December until 09:00 18th December.

Loan periods:

Vacation loan periods apply to Lower, Annexe, and Stack books. Desk and Careers books are unaffected. Vacation loans end on 16th January 2018.

Undergraduates: Vacation loans start on 30th November.

MFE and MLF students: Vacation loans start on 6th December.

MBA, DPhil, and visitors with borrowing rights: Vacation loans start on 22nd December.

Have a great vacation and we’ll see you in the new year!

Library closing early on Friday 18th August

Photograph of electricity box repair.The Saïd Business School building, including the Sainsbury Library, will be closed completely from 6pm this Friday (18th August). This is due to an electrical shutdown to allow the electricity company (SSE) to carry out essential upgrades, including the incoming supply to the Park End Street Site (PES). This date and time have been carefully chosen to have minimal impact on school operations.

The Library will be closed from 4.45pm, and the building and car park will be locked from 6pm. During this time there will be no access to Library or the PES building. Please be aware the library should be vacated by 4.45pm and the building by 5.45pm.

The electrical work will be carried out overnight and the building and Library will be open and functioning as normal from 6am on Saturday (19th August). IT equipment in the Library will be available from this time, although the self-issue machine will remain out of use until Monday morning. Over the weekend, to borrow books please fill in one of the book borrowing slips next to the self issue machine.

The Library and the School’s websites and electronic resources are hosted off-site, so these will not be impacted and can continue to be used without disruption.

Please do contact us during staffed hours should you have any questions.