Now that the College has closed, The Queen’s College Library and the Archive will remain closed to all visitors and readers until further notice.
However, the Library staff, working remotely, will help wherever they can via the Library email, which is being monitored daily.
It is no longer possible to scan materials as previously offered as the Library team are no longer on site. You may make book requests but these can only be fulfilled provided there is an e-resource available and it is within budget. Please check SOLO to ensure that an electronic version is not already available before you make a request
Staff will respond as quickly as possible to any enquiries and new ways of working and supplying material are being developed all the time. The Library team will keep you updated via email and Instagram.
If the matter is urgent please write directly to the Acting Librarian.
All enquires related to the College Archives should be emailed to the Archivist.
You can choose to work in the 19th century Lower Library or be inspired by the stunning 17th century Upper Library, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful reading rooms in Oxford (and the wider world). In Spring 2017 the New Library, situated underneath the Provost’s Garden, was opened, providing a light-filled space befitting the 21st century.
We are responsive to student requirements and our large and constantly changing lending collection of 50,000 books reflects this. Students also have access to a diverse range of electronic resources which can be accessed via your own equipment or the library’s public access terminals. Combined with our generous lending policies, the College library is the starting point for your access to Oxford’s world renowned library service.
The friendly library team are on hand during staffed hours to answer your enquiries and help you get the best out of our resources. For further information on using the Library please visit our LibGuide.