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

A house with 2 trees next to it in a snowy landscape. Above the house are written the words Take the SSL home with youOur books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation. All are due back on Tuesday 18 January 2022. 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:

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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.

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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.

Note that this service will unavailable between 22 December to the 3 January (dates inclusive).

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For 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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The SSL will be closed over the Christmas period from Friday 24 December to Monday 3 January (these dates are inclusive).

Last day for Click and Collect requests before the Christmas closure period

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The final date to place Click & Collect requests before our Christmas closure period will be by 5:00pm on Thursday 17 December. Any items that you have been informed we have fetched, can be collected up until 4pm on Monday 21 December. The service will resume again when we open in the new year on 4 January.

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Take the SSL on Holiday: Ways to access library materials remotely

Green fir branches from a Christmas tree laid on a flat wooden surface with pine cones, red heart and gold star decorations and a sprinkling of snow. Underneath are the words Take the SSL on Holiday.

Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation, all will be due back on Friday 29 January (2nd week of Hilary Term).

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

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 LibGuides for further information.

SSLeReadings provides scans of selected articles & book chapters on undergraduate reading lists we support, that are not available in e-books or e-journals.

Most postgraduate reading lists are available on ORLO and scans, online article and ebooks can be accessed there.

Use the Scan & Deliver service if you need to get hold of a chapter or article from the Closed Stacks. Note that this service will not be available during our Christmas closure period (Tues 22 December to Sunday 3 January). The final date for submitting requests before our closure will be 5:00pm Thursday 17 December. The service will resume when our library reopens on Monday 4 January.

Festive image of parcels and decorations with Christmas closure period: Tuesday 22 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021 (dates inclusive)

SSL Christmas Closure Period: Tuesday 22 December to Sunday 3 January (Dates Inclusive)

Festive image of parcels and decorations with Christmas closure period: Tuesday 22 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021 (dates inclusive)

We will be closed from Tuesday 22 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021 (dates inclusive).

The Library will close at 17:00 on Monday 21 December 2020 and reopen at 9:30 on Monday 4 January 2021.

Please remember that entrance to the library is strictly by advance booking only.

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Dates for the last Stack Request delivery before our Christmas closure period

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The last stack request delivery to the SSL before our Christmas closure period (Tues 24 December to Wed 1 January) (dates inclusive)) will be on the morning of Mon 23 December. Readers who wish to receive items in this last delivery must place their order on SOLO no later than 7.30pm on Fri 20 December.

Items ordered over the library closure period will be delivered on the morning of Thursday 2 January or shortly afterwards.