Library and archives
New students, welcome to Christ Church Library and for our returning students welcome back! Inductions will be taking place in the library on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th October. Please click here to see the induction time for your subject.
The spacious College Library is an important resource centre, primarily intended to provide undergraduate readers with the books they need for their studies. There is also a separate Law Library with a valuable and increasing collection of legal works. Christ Church Library contains what is probably the largest and richest collection of early printed books and manuscripts in Oxford after the Bodleian Library. Its holdings are of international importance and are particularly rich in music, theology, classics, travel books, numismatics, early science, medicine and Hebrew studies. Christ Church Upper Library offers numerous workshops and exhibitions of rare books and manuscripts from its vast and priceless collections.