Many of us leave the Oxford area during vacation, but that doesn’t mean that you have to leave libraries behind.
The vast majority of our eresources are available to you while you are away, particularly if being away means staying in the UK.
Don’t know where to start? Try our ‘Reading and Viewing for pleasure‘ list to get some ideas.
Need to use a library space while you are away? You might be surprised to learn that we can help with that too.
The SCONUL* Access Scheme is a reciprocal scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use print books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. The scheme covers most of the university libraries in the UK and Ireland.
You’ll find the SCONUL Access page here: https://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access
Have a look and see if there is a library near to you that you might be able to use.
Remember, many Universities close between 24 December and the beginning of the new calendar year, so check opening hours before making any visits. If you know any UK and Irish students travelling in the other direction, ie into Oxford for their vacations, let them know about SCONUL Access, they might be able to use Brookes whilst you’re away!
*SCONUL = Society of College, National and University Libraries
— Penny Robertson, Academic Liaison Librarian