Access and opening hours

Access and opening hours

Ordinarily, St Antony's College Library is open to members 24/7. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a limited number of study spaces are now made available for members of the College who book in advance. St Antony's College Library is providing click & collect and scan & deliver services while restrictions are in place. A broad range of additional remote library services are provided by the Bodleian Libraries.


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 make appointments by mail or telephone (+44 1865 274480) 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.

Although the College Library is not currently wheelchair accessible, Library staff will seek to make suitable alternative arrangements for College members to be able to access the Library's collections. On request, the Library may be able to supply magnifiers, book rests, foot rests and other pieces of ergonomic equipment.