RSL over vacation

Term is finishing and vacation is approaching, finally. Whether you’re driving home for Christmas, another holidaym or staying in Oxford here are some tips to access the RSL and our resources.

The staff at the RSL hope you all have a restful and relaxing break.

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Opening Hours

The Radcliffe Science Library will move to vacation hours on Monday 4 December.
The Library will be open:
Monday – Friday: 9am–7pm
Saturday: 10am–2pm
Sunday: Closed

Full details of library opening hours can be found at

While you’re away

While you’re away from Oxford, we have a wealth of online resources to enable you to continue your studies remotely.

You can access the full text of many resources via SOLO when logged in with your Single Sign-On (SSO) ID – look for the green Online access icon to find these.

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The Bodleian Libraries have a large number of ebooks which can be accessed via SOLO as detailed above.

If a book you need is not available as an ebook, then we may be able to purchase one – complete the book recommendation form to put in your request.

Oxford Reading Lists Online (ORLO)
ORLO provides 24/7 access to reading lists from a range of devices via your Oxford Single Sign-On ID.ORLO-logoE-journals
All e-journals can be found on SOLO.
BrowZine provides access to journals licensed by the Bodleian Libraries from compatible publishers from 2005 onwards.

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All of Oxford’s databases are accessible via SOLO (filter by Databases under Resource Type) and also via Databases A-Z.

LibGuides list key subject-specific resources, including e-books, e-journals, databases and other resources available online.

Key LibGuides for science and medicine:
Pre-clinical Medicine
Medical Sciences
Clinical Medicine
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