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Information for Students

Opening hours and access. Link to regulations. Catalogues. Borrowing policy and procedure for current members of College


The Library is open to members of College 24 hours every day throughout the year and is staffed from 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday. Students will need their university card to enter, to borrow books, to use the Library's self-issue system, to photocopy and to print. Up to 15 books can be borrowed at any time, with 4 renewals allowed. Books can be borrowed by undergraduates for up to a term and for the vacation, and for two months by postgraduates. Journals and reference books may not be borrowed. All law books and reports are confined to the Library.

Members of staff are on hand to help if students need assistance searching the catalogue  or understanding search results. In addition to formal induction sessions at the beginning of the academic year, individual training sessions can be provided. Students are encouraged to recommend books for purchase and suggestions about the Library and its services are welcomed. Library regulations help to make it a safe and friendly place to work, so please note:

  • Books must not be removed from the library without being checked out.
  • Food and drink must not be brought into the Library.
  • Desk spaces may not be reserved and desks will be cleared every morning.
  • Library borrowing procedures must be adhered to.
  • Please show respect for your peers by keeping noise to a minimum in study areas and by switching off your mobile phone.
  • The Library is for use by current members of Keble only. You must not let non-members accompany you into the Library.

For book renewals, routine inquiries and to organise individual training sessions, e-mail and for ideas, suggestions or if you have any other queries, e-mail



keble students in Library 3

Keble students working in the Library 2

Readers working in the upper reading room