Home for the vacation? Ways to access our material remotely

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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.

Image of the chat box for SOLO Live Chat

 

For help with finding and using items on SOLO, you can also get assistance via SOLO Live Chat.

This service is staffed from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Look for the chat box to the right of the SOLO webpage.

eBooks

Our eBook Subject & Research Guide has lots of information on how to access and use Oxford University eBooks.

Screen shot of how the SOLO catalogue displays eBooks. Under the title is a green circle with the words 'Online access' next to it.

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

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.

Questions, need Help?

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Any questions, just get in touch with us!

Email: ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: 01865 271093

Hilary Term Vacation Opening Hours

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The library is currently open as follows:

  • Sunday  11:00 – 19:00
  • Monday – Friday  9:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday  10:00 – 18:00

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We will be closed for the Easter break as follows:

  • Friday 29 March: CLOSED
  • Saturday 30 March: CLOSED
  • Sunday 31 March: CLOSED
  • Monday 1 April: CLOSED

The library will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2 April.

 

Stack Request and Scan and Deliver services: Downtime over Christmas Vacation

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Stack Requests

The last stack request delivery to the Social Science Library before our Christmas closure will be the afternoon of Thursday 21st December.

To ensure your stack requests arrive in this delivery, requests should be placed before 9.30am on Thursday 21st December.

Deliveries will recommence in the new year when we re-open (from Tuesday 2nd January).

Stack requests can still be requested on SOLO during the closure period, they just won’t be fetched and processed until we are open again in the New Year.

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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.

Please note that the service will close for the Christmas vacation on Monday 18th December at 5pm and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January.

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

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Vacation loans started on Monday 27 November. Any items borrowed on or after this date will be assigned a due date of Tuesday 16 January (Tuesday of 1st week of Hilary Term 2024). To find out more, see our Vacation Loans Blog Post.

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.

Image of the chat box for SOLO Live Chat

For help with finding and using items on SOLO, you can also get assistance via SOLO Live Chat.

This service is staffed from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

(Note that the service won’t be staffed during the Bodleian Libraries Christmas closure period – see below)

Look for the chat box to the right of the SOLO webpage.

eBooks

Our eBook Subject & Research Guide has lots of information on how to access and use Oxford University eBooks.

Screen shot of how the SOLO catalogue displays eBooks. Under the title is a green circle with the words 'Online access' next to it.

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

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.

Please note that the service will close for the Christmas vacation on Monday 18th December at 5pm and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January.

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.

Questions, need Help?

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Any questions, just get in touch with us!

Email: ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: 01865 271093

Michaelmas Term Vacation Opening Hours

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Our opening hours for the vacation are on our website homepage.

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We will be closed from Saturday 23rd December 2023 to Monday 1st January 2024 (dates inclusive).

Note that the library will close at 5pm on Friday 22nd December and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January.

 

Temporary changes to Library Services: 16 – 23 August

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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.

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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.

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

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

Telephone us: 01865 271093

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

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Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation. All are due back on Tuesday 10 October 2023 (1st Week of Michaelmas Term). However, if you have any books out on loan that you no longer need, please do return them to us before you leave for the vacation.

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.

Image of the chat box for SOLO Live Chat

 

For help with finding and using items on SOLO, you can also get assistance via SOLO Live Chat.

This service is staffed from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Look for the chat box to the right of the SOLO webpage.

eBooks

Our eBook Subject & Research Guide has lots of information on how to access and use Oxford University eBooks.

Screen shot of how the SOLO catalogue displays eBooks. Under the title is a green circle with the words 'Online access' next to it.

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

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.

Questions, need Help?

An image of a person holding an image of a speech bubble with a question mark inside.

Any questions, just get in touch with us!

Email: ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: 01865 271093

Summer Vacation Opening Hours

Our opening hours for the vacation are on our homepage.

A sign in a window which says 'Sorry we're closed' behind the sign is a lace curtain.

Note that we will be closed for the August Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 25 to Monday 28th August (dates inclusive).

 

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

A view of a field with a house in the background. The words 'Take the SSL home with you' are above.

Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation. All are due back on Tuesday 25 April 2023 (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 for the vacation.

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.

Image of the chat box for SOLO Live Chat

 

For help with finding and using items on SOLO, you can also get assistance via SOLO Live Chat.

This service is staffed from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Look for the chat box to the right of the SOLO webpage.

eBooks

Our eBook Subject & Research Guide has lots of information on how to access and use Oxford University eBooks.

Screen shot of how the SOLO catalogue displays eBooks. Under the title is a green circle with the words 'Online access' next to it.

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

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.

Questions, need Help?

An image of a person holding an image of a speech bubble with a question mark inside.

Any questions, just get in touch with us!

Email: ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: 01865 271093

Our opening hours for the vacation are on our homepage.

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Note that we will be closed for the Easter weekend from Friday 7 to Monday 10 April (dates inclusive).

 

Working Remotely? Need a Book Chapter or Journal Article? Use our Scan & Deliver Service

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

The service was rolled out more widely in response to the pandemic to support students and researchers working remotely. Since June 2020 (when staff came back on-site after the first Lockdown), 3000 scans have been processed by SSL staff members.

Using the Service

One request for a scan can be made per day via SOLO.

Requests are normally fulfilled within seven working days, Monday-Friday. This excludes weekends and any University holidays.

The service is currently free.

Placing a Request

It comprises two separate request routes:

  • OffsiteScan for items in off-site storage/closed stacks
  • LibraryScan for items on the open shelves of libraries
  • OffsiteScan is available to both University and Bodleian Reader card holders.
  • LibraryScan is available to current members of the University with a SSO only

You can place a Scan and Deliver request through SOLO.

OffsiteScan requests:

  1. Log in using your Oxford Single Sign On (SSO) or non-Oxford Member (Bodleian Reader) login
  2. Locate the relevant item record
  3. In the ‘Find and Request’ section of the record select ‘Scan & Deliver’.

LibraryScan requests:

  1. Log in using your Oxford Single Sign On (SSO)
  2. Locate the relevant item record
  3. In the ‘Export Options’ section of the record select ‘LibraryScan’
  4. If an OffsiteScan is available, please choose this over a LibraryScan.

Watch the Scan & Deliver Training Video which will guide you through the process.

Receive your Request

Once your request has been completed, your scan will be posted on a server and you will receive an email including a link to the scan. Your request will be available to access for 14 days.

Files are retained for 28 days, so please contact us as soon as possible if you need us to restore your file after the 14 day period has passed.

Your Scan and Deliver request is for individual research use only, and may not be shared, distributed or posted elsewhere online.

 

 

Take the SSL home with you

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Our books (both normal and short loan) are currently being issued over the vacation. All are due back on Tuesday 11 October 2022 (1st Week of Michaelmas 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.

Note that it won’t be possible to place Scan & Deliver requests using SOLO from 16-23 August. This is while we move to a new library system behind the scenes, so we advise placing your requests either before 16 August or after 24 August.

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.

August Bank Holiday Closure Period

The SSL will be closed over the August Bank Holiday period as follows:

  • Saturday 27 August – CLOSED
  • Sunday 28 August – CLOSED
  • Monday 29 August – CLOSED

We will re-open on Tuesday 30 August from 9am to 7pm. See the SSL homepage for our full opening hours.

We look forward to seeing you at the start of Michaelmas Term. Enjoy your Summer break!

 

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.

 

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:

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.

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

Open laptop on a desk with the words Further Information on it

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).