If you’re a student or an academic visiting Oxford, there will always be a library to help you with your research. The Bodleian Libraries alone contain 28 libraries that serve the University of Oxford and visitors (it is, as you might have guessed, the largest university library system in the entire United Kigdom). It’s actually not difficult to get access to Oxford libraries if you have a research topic. So let’s explore the fantastic libraries the city has to offer and learn how to visit and browse their treasured books.
Oxford has different libraries depending on your needs and research topics. For example, you have the Bodleian and its 12 million printed items and 80,000 e-journals. And you also have the college libraries (each college has one). These tend to combine modern and older collections. Here’s the full list of Oxford libraries:
Antiques on High is an antiques and art shop from Oxford founded in 1997 and open seven days a week. It has won several awards.
Aidan Meller Gallery is one of Oxford’s longest-established specialist art galleries. They showcase modern, contemporary and old masters.
Christ Church Picture Gallery is an art museum holding an important collection of about 300 Old Master paintings and almost 2,000 drawings and is one of the most important private
Carfax Tower, in Oxford, is a 23-meter-high bell tower that used to belong to a 12th-century church. Here’s how to visit it (and why!).
University Church of St Mary the Virgin is actually from where Oxford University grew, and an un-missable spot if you’re visiting the city.
24-26 Cornmarket Street, in Oxford, is a timber-framed building built in the late 14th century. It belonged to a wine merchant who ran it as an inn, the “New Inn”.