Temporary changes to Library Services: 16 – 23 August

Side view of an open laptop with an open book on it.

16 – 23 August, all libraries at the University of Oxford, including the Bodleian Libraries, are switching to a new library management system.

Some of our usual services will be unavailable or impacted for a short while.

  • Access to online resources will be unaffected
  • You can still borrow and return books

24 August the new system goes live. All services resume.

A hand holding up a white card which says 'Things you should be aware of ...' in the background is a fuzzy view of a group of people talking.

Scan & Deliver

Scan & Deliver will be unavailable 16 – 23 August.

Requests can be placed until 15 August. The service will resume on 24 August.

Self-Issue Machines

Self-Issue machines will not operate 16 – 23 August.

Please take any books you wish to borrow to a staff member at our Issue Desk.

Inter-Library Loans

Inter-Library Loans will be unavailable during the 16 – 23 August.

Requests can be placed until 15 August. The service will resume on 24 August.

Stack Requests

Stack requests can be placed in SOLO until 15 August.

Email book.fetch@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for the temporary staff-mediated stack request service. This operates 16-23 August with deliveries to Bodleian Old Library and Weston Library only.

Availability of Books on SOLO

SOLO remains online, but loans information will be frozen:

Books borrowed between 16 – 23 August will still appear as “Available” on SOLO.

Contact us to confirm availability of an item on the SSL shelves. Contact reader.services@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for items in the closed stack.

Changes to My SOLO

My SOLO will be unavailable from 16 – 23 August.

My SOLO Saved Favourites and searches will not be moved to the new system.

Saved Favourites and searches in My SOLO will not be moved to the new system.

Consult the instructions available on the SOLO Subject & Research Guide to learn how to export your Favourites (which you can do up until the 16 August).

SOLO Loan History

Your Loan History on SOLO will not be moved to the new system.

If you wish to retain it take a copy before 16 August.

A black pen drawing of a question mark. wit the circle under it in red.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

Email us at ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Telephone us: 01865 271093

Important information about Bodleian Libraries services this summer 

A post it note with the words 'Important Information' on it.

We wanted to let you all know about an upcoming change at the Bodleian Libraries, including the Social Science Library, which you will need to know if you are planning to use our services this summer.

We are changing to a new library system and some of our usual services will be unavailable during 16-23 August 2023. Access to the libraries and online resources will continue as normal:

  1. Ordering print material from the Closed Stack: This service will not be available during 16-23 August; you will need to order items at least one week in advance if you wish to consult them during this time.
  2. Scan & Deliver: This service will not be available during 16-23 August; please place requests before 11 August and after 23 August.
  3. Requesting new books and other resources: We will be unable to order new resources until after 23 August; please submit your requests before Friday 23 June to guarantee processing before the start of the new academic year.
  4. Borrowing: This service will be managed offline during 16-23 August; you will be unable to view up-to-date information about your loans via My SOLO during this time.
  5. My SOLO favourites: After 16 August your favourites will be lost; please export them in advance. Contact reader.services@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for advice on this.

Thank you for your support and patience as we implement this large-scale project. We aim for the changeover to be as smooth as possible for all staff and readers.