Library Resources & Facilities

  • Reference material (dictionaries, grammar, vocabulary builders)
  • Textbooks with audio-visual material
  • Other books (readers, phonetics, literature)
  • Magazines, newspapers (list in Library guide)
  • A large stock of foreign language and English films, documentaries and video textbooks 
  • Information about language courses abroad
  • The Eurecap collection (same language subtitles for French, Italian, German and Spanish)
  • Language for Specific Purposes (language taught at the Centre)
  • Language teaching methodology
  • Italian reference books in memory of Clara Florio Cooper
  • Easy to difficult levels readers in all languages taught at the Centre
  • Graphic Novels (English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Linguistic books on languages of India, donation from the Oriental Institute
  • The Lambda Library for French and German literature
  • Russian classics films on DVD, a donation
  • The Sign Language collection
  • The Pléiade collection of French literature
  • The CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) collection of CD-ROMS. They are shelved with the CDs
  • A reader workstation PC to access SOLO catalogue and internet (as used in the Bodleian Libraries)
  • Four CD-DVD players in the booths
  • Drinks machine and water dispensers are available on each floor of the Language Centre

There are no photocopying facilities in the library at present. Items borrowed from the library may only be copied in compliance with the University's CLA licences for personal research or for teaching. For more information, see: The Bodleian Libraries' information on copyright

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Language Centre Library
12 Woodstock Road