Library

Notice: Library term-time click-and-collect service during building closure

The Language Centre library is offering a click-and-collect service during term-time while the Language Centre building remains closed and courses are being taught online. To borrow, please select your item(s) via the SOLO catalogue system, and you will be contacted about a time to come and collect them. If you are not already registered with the Language Centre library, please send your Bod card barcode number to librarian@lang.ox.ac.uk. To return items, please place them in the letterbox on the metal gate across the entrance to the Language Centre, which is accessible 24/7. For any queries, please email: librarian@lang.ox.ac.uk

 

The Oxford University Language Centre Library holds materials in 200 languages. It has lending books, sound recordings,videos, newspapers and online resources. It includes all the languages taught at the Language Centre, other languages, indigenous and heritage languages, less commonly taught languages, pidgins and creoles, as well as material in some endangered languages.

See our Library guide for more information on registering to use the library, facilities, finding what you are looking for, borrowing and returning, and details of the collection.

Joining the library

The library is open to all University members. It is a lending library, with the exception of class textbooks and reference books. New University users may register remotely by emailing librarian@lang.ox.ac.uk, giving your name and the bar-code number of your University Card, and using your ox.ac.uk email address. We aim to process registration requests on Mondays and Thursdays in term-time. You will not be able to borrow via our click-and-collect service until registration has been completed. 

Borrowing

Once you have registered as a member of the Language Centre library, you may borrow from the library, using the self-issue machine. You may borrow up to 10 items at a time:

•    Books and CDs are issued for 28 day loans 
•    DVDs are issued for 14 day loans

You may renew your loans via SOLO up to 4 times. Vacation-long loans are automatically given between 8th and 0th week. Reference books and textbooks with reference stickers may be taken from the library to a classroom in the Centre if needed for a taught session. They should be returned to the library after each class. They must not be taken out of the building. 

 

Opening hours - not currently in operation


The Library opening hours are the same as the Language Centre.

  • Staffed hours (vacation): 14:00 - 17:00, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday.
  • Staffed hours (term-time): 16:00 - 20:00 Monday and Wednesday. 14:00 - 17:00 Friday

 

Contact the library


Language Centre Library
12 Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6HT
 01865 283362
 
Please note that whilst the Language Centre building is closed, this telephone number is not in use. Email is the best way to contact the library.
 
 

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