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Our library specialises in books and journals relating to the social science of the Internet and other ICTs. Located in our main building at 1 St Giles, Oxford, it is open to all University members for research and study.

Our holdings are searchable via Search Oxford Libraries Online (SOLO).

Opening Hours

The library is open from 09.00-16.50, Monday to Friday. It is closed on public holidays, as well as during Easter week, and the week between Christmas and New Year.

Borrowing and Renewing Books

The library is open to all University of Oxford members holding a Bodleian card. Visitors from outside the University may use the library, if they contact

  • Postgraduate students and academic staff: 10 books
  • Undergraduate students and non-academic staff: 6 books
  • Visitors and external readers holding a Bodleian card: 5 books

Books (excluding reference books and journals) may be borrowed for up to 14 days and renewed the first time via SOLO, by telephone, email, or in person: books must be brought in for any subsequent renewals. Borrowing rights may be temporarily suspended if more than two overdue notices have been sent or if fines are outstanding. Overdue books are fined at 25p per day up to a maximum of £10. Books may not be reserved.

Our library has WiFi (Oxford Wireless LAN). Photocopying, printing and scanning services are available (7p for A4, 10p for A3). Library users must comply with copyright law and with Oxford University Computer Usage Rules and Etiquette. Food and drink must not be consumed, and mobile phones should be turned to silent. The library and toilet are both on the ground floor and are wheelchair-accessible.