Library and archives

Christ Church Library is an important resource and research centre primarily intended to support students during their studies; a separate 24hr Law Library is available to law students. The Upper library also contains a large collection of early printed books and manuscripts and is particularly rich in music, theology, classics, travel books, numismatics, early science, medicine and Hebrew studies.

All members of the college are welcome to use the modern collections on the ground floor. College members and visiting researchers can consult rare books and manuscripts by appointment. The Library also offers numerous exhibitions, talks and workshops throughout the year, some of which are also open to members of the public.

Opening Times

Student Library

Vacation: 1st July - 1st October

Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm

Special Collections

Monday to Friday 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4.30pm (provided there is a member of staff available in the Upper Library). Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Current exhibition: Jewish Books and their Christian Readers: Christ Church Connections (22 May - 20 October 2017)

Research News

Library and archives
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 16:04
Work has been underway for many months on the original manuscripts of Henry Aldrich's little known...
Library and archives
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 14:29
In April 2015 the Hebraica antiquarian cataloguing project started at Christ Church, with generous...
Library and archives
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:17
In 2003 Christ Church lent one of its most treasured manuscripts, the so called 'Wolsey Epistle...