With over 110,000 works in its collection, St. Anne’s has the largest library of all the Oxford colleges. The library is accessible 24 hours a day (outside of staffed hours, access is controlled using your key fob). During term (Weeks 1-8), the Library is staffed during the following times:

  • Monday – Wednesday: 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. ; 2.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.
  • Thursday – Friday: 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. ; 2.00p.m. – 6.00p.m.
  • Vacation: Monday – Friday: 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. ; 2.00p.m. – 5.00p.m.

There are good collections in all subjects, and excellent collections in most. At the graduate level, Education, English, Philosophy, and Politics are among the subjects that are especially well catered for. If you do not find a book you are looking for in the library, you may easily request a purchase by filling out a request form at the main desk.


The St. Anne’s library also provides a thesis binding service that provides excellent value for money, a card-operated photocopier, and a DVD collection that MCR members may borrow from during staffed hours.


The big hole in the ground currently being dug at the front of the College is the location of our new library! The building is due to be finished by March 2016 and will offer twice as much study space as the current library. More information on the development of the building may be found on the College website.


Finally, do not hesitate to contact the Head Librarian, David Smith (david.smith [at] if you have any questions or require assistance with the library.