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Welcome to the
Library and Archives

As a member of the Somerville community, you have access to your college library 24 hours a day 7 days a week for most weeks of the year. On these pages you will find guidance on using the library in person, using online resources at a distance and using other libraries in Oxford. If you do not find on these pages the information you need, simply ask us, either in person at the library enquiry desk or via email ( We are here to help you find the most relevant information in the most efficient way.

If you are not a Somervillian, then you are welcome to make an appointment to visit our library and archives, where we have material you cannot consult elsewhere in the university. Visit our Contact Us page to find out when we are available to receive visitors.

We look forward to welcoming you to your library!