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Summer Vacation Loans 2019

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We are happy to announce the start dates of the Summer Vacation Loans 2019:

Undergraduates: from Thursday 20th June until 15th October.

MBAs, DPhils and Official Visitors: from Thursday 4th July until Tuesday 10th September.

Please note that Vacation Loans are only available to students without overdue books and outstanding fines. You can check your account by signing into SOLO with your SSO. Fines can be paid online by credit/debit card (or at the enquiry desk, during staffed hours, by card or mobile payment). If you experience any difficulties, please contact the library: or telephone: +44 (0)1865 288880.

MacBook Accessories

You asked for more MacBook accessories. We’ve now added extra Apple USB-C adapters to our list of IT equipment available for loan:

  • USB-C 87W Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2m)
  • USB-C to USB Adapter
  • USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

To borrow any of these items, please ask a member of library staff. If there is an item not listed that you would like us to provide, please do make a recommendation.

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!

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 at use the Miscellaneous Ejournals link.

Bodleian Health Care Libraries’ leadership in healthcare blog

Sainsbury Library users might be interested to read the Bodleian Health Care Libraries’ leadership in healthcare blog, Knowledge Hub. Created for NHS Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy, the blog aims to be a source of and a signpost to information on leadership, talent management, coaching, compassionate leadership, diversity and inclusion, organisational change and more.

New self-help books

Trinity Term is a particularly stressful time of year for our students but support is available. The University Health and Welfare team are on hand to provide a variety of resources and assistance. In addition to University services, Nightline provides a completely independent listening, support, and information service run for and by students.

From a library perspective, we feel we have a pastoral duty of care to our readers. We seek to provide a safe, welcoming space where students can achieve what they set out to achieve. The Bodleian as a whole has been carefully collecting and curating a selection of self-help books for students, staff, and any other interested users. The majority of these books are e-books, which we feel adds an element of discretion for those who wish for it. These e-books are available to view at any time of day, from any location; all you need is an internet connection and your Single Sign-On.

The full list of titles can be found here. If you feel there are any titles or topics we may have missed, please do get in touch with our disability librarian.

Find the books here.