Over the summer vacation there will be Library access Monday to Friday as usual, but with some changes to opening hours*. Please check before you visit us!
17th June-12th July: 09:30-17:30
15th July-13th September: 13:30-17:30 only
Monday 26th August: CLOSED (Bank Holiday)
16th September- 11th October: 09:30-17:30
—-Standard loan periods apply throughout the summer vacation—-
* This does not apply to Nuffield College members, who will have normal access throughout.
The more observant amongst our website users may have noticed that we now have a new, interactive map available. We hope this will help visitors and new members of college find their way around the library (which has been referred to by newcomers as ‘maze-like’ and ‘really massive for a college library’…), and also to locate specific shelfmarks.
We have not marked the presence of dragons, gold, or other hidden treasures, but you will find information about our services incorporated into the map!
Click here to enter your Library and explore
You may have noticed some new search tabs in SOLO recently:
From left to right:
Oxford Collections – use this for searching for books and electronic resources
Articles & More – use this for searching for journal articles (will link to full text where available)
Electronic Legal Deposit [NEW] – the Bodleian Library (as well as the other Legal Deposit Libraries in the UK & Ireland) may now have access to ebooks and ejournals published in the UK. This is called Electronic Legal Deposit (eLD). There are quite a few restrictions on the use of these materials – for instance they may only be consulted on Library PCs in the reading rooms of the Bodleian Libraries and they are limited to single user access. Use this tab to search such material – but be aware that alternate physical and electronic copies may be available! Full details can be found on the SOLO guide here.
You can recognise eLD resources by the restriction notice below the title:
Search Everything [NEW] – as its name implies, this will search across the previous three tabs, i.e. Oxford’s print and electronic collections, journal articles and eLD items.
Oxford University members now have trial access to EBSCO Academic Collection.
This is a collection of e-books from many subject areas including Political science, Social sciences and Business & Economics. You can find the complete list of e-books available here
All books contained in this package can also be found on SOLO, just click “View online” to read the full text:
The trial subscription runs until 18/05/13 so if you find this resource useful and you want Oxford to continue to subscribe to it, you can give feedback to the Bodleian Libraries – please see the “Feedback” section of the History Faculty Library’s blog post.
Friday 29th March 2013 is the centenary of the first Morris car rolling off the production line at the Cowley Plant in Oxford. The owner of Morris Motors was one Lord Nuffield, born William Richard Morris, lifelong philanthropist and founder of Nuffield College.
To mark this event, forty Oxford built vehicles will assemble early on Friday morning at the Cowley Plant, now the home of the Mini. The vehicles will represent as many different models as possible that have been manufactured at the Plant over the past 100 years. The cavalcade will take a route to the City Centre that will pass by as many significant places as possible, including the Nuffield Needle, old North and South Works, Hollow Way, the Nuffield Hospital and the Longwall garage, and be available to view as a static display on Broad Street from 10.30am to 4.00pm.
The Oxford Mail is publishing a special eight-page supplement on Thursday 29th March, marking the event.
To learn more about the life and work of Lord Nuffield, take a look at his archive collection in the Library. The index to his collection is here.
UPDATE 03/04/13 – a gallery of images from the Oxford Mail is available here.