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Oxford has outstanding libraries both in its central Bodleian library and in each of its Colleges. This means that undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines have unrivalled access both to printed resources and the finest electronic journals databases and archives in the world.

At Blackfriars our own library specialises in theology and philosophy, with over 35,000 volumes. There is a strong holding in Patristic literature, Scripture, and books and journals on the thought of St Thomas Aquinas. A computer catalogue allows one-stop searches for works in this and libraries of the central University (Faculty Library and Bodleian Library). There are four computer stations linked to the electronic databases and resources of the Hall and University, while a Wi-Fi network covers the library and JCR, enabling you to connect your own laptop to these services. A photocopier is provided for your academic use in accordance with copyright law.  PIN codes for operating the copier are provided by the Bursar. 

Information on the 'Book Buyback Scheme' for finalists can be found here.

Finding Resources

Library catalogue covering the majority of the library collections of the University of Oxford, including the Bodleian Libraries, most College and other libraries affiliated to the University.

OxLIP+ (Access limited to University of Oxford card holders)
List of databases by title and subject. OxLIP+ also includes cross-searching of databases and personalised features (My Research).

Oxford University e-Journals (Access limited to University of Oxford card holders)
Access to the e-Journals to which the University subscribes.

Oxford University Research Archive (ORA)
A digital repository of research publications produced by members of the University. See also ORA Help & Information.

Information about searching for, requesting or acquiring theses from Oxford and other Universities in the UK and worldwide.

OXAM (Access limited to University of Oxford card holders)
Browse University of Oxford examination papers online, 1999 - present.

Google Scholar with Oxford full text links (Access limited to University of Oxford card holders)
Links to full text of available articles generated automatically for University of Oxford users. (If outside the University's network, set Oxford as member library in Scholar Preferences.)


Using the library catalogue

Using the library catalogue

Searching the stack

Searching the stack

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Anscombe Memorial Lecture 2018

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24th Apr
'Did the Saviour See the Father?'

Fr. Simon Gaine's book, now out in paperback.

4th Mar
Br Joseph's Solemn Vows

Please pray for our brother, Joseph Bailham, OP, who made Solemn Profession last Friday here in Oxford.

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