Sometimes it can get a difficult to study in the same place day after day. Here is a list of some libraries to help you broaden your study space horizons and explore one of the best bits of Oxford! Happy studying!
Some ideas for new places to study:
- Codrington Library – All Souls’ library and one of Oxford’s best kept secrets; stunning, stately, and beyond pretentious… oozes Oxford.
- Radcliffe Camera – Oxfordshire’s roundest library; always crammed with undergads, but the upper camera is a very lovely place to study.
- Taylorian – beautiful, but also frequently crowded so arrive early for a window seat or one of the cool desks on the mezzanine
- RAI (Vere Harmsworth Library at the Rothermere American Institute) – light and airy and never too crowded! A very clean and modern space.
- Oxford Union Library – Has some of the best examples of pre-Raphaelite art and is famous for its rare central marble fireplace; looks like it belongs in a Downton Abbey episode.
- Duke Humfrey’s Library– the Bodleian’s pièce de resistance; this beautiful wood-paneled library, housed above the Divinity school, and contains the three remaining original books of Duke Humfrey’s collection; this library is a nice change of scene from the rest of the soviet-style Bod.
- Philosophy and Theology Faculties Library – inside the newly renovated Radcliffe Humanities building and conveniently located.
- Commonwealth and African Collections Library (inside the Rhodes House) – petite, cute library inside the beautiful and grand green-domed Rhodes House.
- The Gulb – Our college’s very own Gulbenkian Room beneath the library: what it lacks in style, it makes up for in hardworking, stressed out fellow Antonians.