Trial until 22nd April: Civil Rights in America

We now have trial access to Readex’s Civil Rights in America: from Reconstruction to the Great Society until 22nd April.

March_on_Washington_for_Jobs_and_Freedom,_Martin_Luther_King,_Jr._and_Joachim_Prinz_1963Civil Rights in America is a fully searchable archive of congressional documents related to all aspects of civil rights in the United States, from segregation to women’s suffrage to discrimination of all kinds. The material in this collection includes publications and reports from the US Senate and House of Representatives, the executive branch, congressional committees, special investigations and non-governmental organizations. Please note, there will be significant overlap with our existing congressional resources such as the Serial Set.

Access is available via OxLIP+ until 22nd April 2016 (use single sign-on for remote access). Please send feedback to

Mezzanine closed; maintenance work on windows 21-23 March

From Monday 21st-Wednesday 23rd March, maintenance work will be carried out on the high windows above the mezzanine, which will require a scaffolding tower to be built. The mezzanine area will therefore be closed to readers on those days while this work is carried out.

Access will be maintained to the upper floors where there is plenty of alternative seating. There may be some noise disruption while the scaffolding is assembled and disassembled and while the work is carried out.