SSL Reading Rooms to open from Monday 17 August

From Monday 17 August, readers will be admitted to the Social Science Library to use our study spaces and consult our onsite collections.

Access to the library is strictly by advance booking only, to ensure the continued safety of our staff and readers.

To book a desk space, including desks with PCs, height-adjustable desks and study carrels, please visit our bookings page, select the category of workspace you would like to use and make a booking for the date(s) you wish to visit the library.

You can book workspaces from a minimum of one day to a maximum of two weeks in advance.

You will be able to book a whole day (currently 10am-4pm), and can arrive and leave at any point during the day.

After submitting your request, you will receive a confirmation email containing important information on the new arrangements in place in our libraries. Please read this carefully.

For more information on the re-opening of Bodleian Libraries Reading Rooms, please visit: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/reading-rooms.

 

SSL Vacation Hours and Christmas Closure Period

On Sunday 15th December our vacation opening hours begin:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm

Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Sunday: CLOSED

We will be closed from Tuesday 24 December to Wednesday 1 January (dates inclusive).

(The library will close at 5pm on Monday 23 December and re-open at 9am on Thursday 2 January)

Hilary Term Vacation hours and Easter Closure Period

On Sunday 16th March our Hilary Term vacation opening hours begin:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm

Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Sunday: 11am – 7pm

Note that we have extended our opening hours to include Sundays during Easter Vacation 2019 (excluding Easter Sunday (21st April)).

This is a pilot, in line with the Bodleian Libraries Strategic Plan which states: “We will improve access to highly used hub libraries by increasing opening hours to better reflect user requirements” and the results of a recent Opening Hours satisfaction survey.

If the pilot is successful, SSL opening hours will continue to include Sundays in future Easter Vacations.

We will be closed from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April (dates inclusive).

We will re-open on Monday 22nd April at 9am (closing at 7pm).

 

New Sunday Opening Hours during the Easter Vacation

The Social Science Library opening hours will be extended to include Sundays      (11am – 7pm) during Easter Vacation 2019. Note that we will be closed on Easter Sunday (21st April), details below.

This is a pilot, in line with the Bodleian Libraries Strategic Plan which states: “We will improve access to highly used hub libraries by increasing opening hours to better reflect user requirements” and the results of a recent Opening Hours satisfaction survey.

If the pilot is successful, SSL opening hours will continue to include Sundays in future Easter Vacations.