Take the SSL home with you: Ways to access library materials remotely

A field full of yellow flowers. On the horizon is a house, surrounded by trees. Behind are blue skies. In the sky the words 'Take the SSL home with you' is written.

Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation. All are due back on Tuesday 26 April 2022 (1st Week of Trinity Term). However, if you have any books out on loan that you no longer need, please do return them to us before you leave.

If you are an Oxford University student and need to access library resources while you are away from Oxford, follow our tips below:

Open laptop with an open book on it.Remote access via SOLO

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries SOLO Guide for further information.

ORLO (Oxford Reading Lists Online)

Most postgraduate reading lists are available on ORLO and scans, online articles and e-books can be accessed there.

Staff member scanning a book on our scanner.Scan & Deliver

Scan & Deliver is a free electronic document delivery service which enables you to obtain scans of book chapters or journal articles via email from the Bodleian Libraries’ print collections.

Open laptop on a desk with the words Further Information on itFor more details on the above, and to find out about further resources available remotely, consult the Bodleian Libraries Online and Remote Access webpage.

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Easter Closure Period

The SSL will be closed over the Easter holiday period from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April (these dates are inclusive). We will re-open on Monday 18 April from 9am to 7pm. See the SSL homepage for our full opening hours.


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