Studying in the Library
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The College Library is housed in the 12th Century church of St Peter-in-the-East, one of the oldest churches in the city of Oxford. The Library holds approximately 40,000 titles, including multiple copies of key textbooks which focus on the main and special subjects in Oxford undergraduate degrees. The titles are continually reviewed to ensure that the most up-to-date publications are available. Students’ requests for new material are very much welcomed.

WiFi internet access is available throughout the Library and power points for personal laptops are fitted on all reader desks. Three computer terminals on the west wall provide access to SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) to search the online catalogue covering the Library’s stock as well as material in the Bodleian, Faculty and Departmental libraries.

The Library provides a comfortable, welcoming and supportive study area for all members of College.

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Opening hours

The Library is open seven days a week all year long (except when the College is closed).

Weeks 0 to 9: 8.30am to 1am the next day
Vacations: 8.30am to 10.30pm

Extended opening hours operate for Trinity Term, from Weeks 1 to 8, with the Library open from 7.45am until 3.00am.  Extended hours will start operating on Monday 23 April 2018, until Friday 15 June 2018.

Staff are available Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm.

Students wishing to work after opening times will be allowed to use the Vestry until the Library opens again in the morning, but for study only.

Contact the Library

By email:

By telephone (Front desk): (01865) 279091

By telephone (Librarian's Office): (01865) 279062

By post: The Library, St Edmund Hall, Oxford, OX1 4AR

College Archive

The St Edmund Hall Archive exists to collect, manage and utilise the recorded heritage of both the administrative and social aspects of the College.