Access and opening hours

Access and opening hours

To ensure spaces can be shared fairly and safely during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is now necessary for all who wish to use St Antony's College Library (incl. the Gulbenkian Reading Room) to book visits in advance. In addition the Library is pleased to be able to provide collection and "scan and deliver" services to current members. Please don't hesitate to contact the Library staff if you would like to access an item which is not available in electronic format. 


The College Library is primarily intended for current students, Fellows, and Academic Visitors of St Antony’s College only (note, SCR members are not usually granted card access).

Current students and Fellows of Nuffield College and graduate students from the Maison Française d’Oxford are encouraged to make appointments by email or telephone (+44 1865 274480) should they wish to use the College Library and/or borrow books.

Should the College Library hold an item that is not available in the University's libraries, non-members who wish to consult it are advised to contact the Librarian. Please note, St Antony's College Library is not currently open to external readers (see the College's Libraries and Archives Policy on Access during the Covid-19 pandemic for further details). However, the College Library will endeavour to provide external readers with remote support where possible.  


The College Library seeks to provide the best access possible for all members. Readers with disabilities are very welcome to contact the Librarian to discuss their needs before they arrive at St Antony's or at any stage during their time in College.

Regrettably, the Library's main reading room and book stacks are not wheelchair accessible. However, on request Library staff will provide alternative access to materials and supply ergonomic equipment.