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Whether you are looking for a quiet working environment or resources to support your course, The Queen’s College Library is available to you 24 hours a day.
College closure

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. 

Requests for material to be scanned should be sent to  Please check that there is no e-resource available both for items that you might wish to be scanned and/or any requests for new print titles. Any new book requests will need to be authorised prior to purchase. The Library is not currently providing any postal service to readers. Please be aware that library staff may have to refuse requests that do not comply with Copyright Licensing Agency guidelines. 

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.

Work spaces

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.

Staffed opening hours

0th – 8th weeks of Michaelmas and Hilary Term

Monday – Friday:  9:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm*

9th week 

Monday – Friday:  9:00am – 7:00pm

0th – 8th weeks of Trinity Term

Monday – Sunday: 9:00am – 10:00pm

9th week 

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 10:00pm


Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Note: Members of the College may access the Lower Library and the New Library with their swipe cards. The Upper Library is accessible during staffed hours.