The Burn Law Library has 3 rooms. The first contains books, journals, the computer and scanner. The second (which is off the first) has shelves in rolling stacks and contains International Journals, Parliamentary debates (Commons and Lords) and the printer. The third room has law reports.
Access to the Burn Law Library
Access to the library is 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is controlled by security cards which are issued by the staff in the main library. Cards are individually identifiable and must only be used by the individual to whom they are issued and not lent or exchanged.
As there is 24 hour access no books or journals should be removed from the library.
Finding your books
SOLO is the online catalogue for Oxford’s libraries; SOLO can be accessed here or via http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=OXVU1.
To find books in Christ Church Library on SOLO click on the ‘All libraries/collections’ box next to the search bar and select ‘Christ Church Library’ from the drop down list. Once you’ve found the title you want click ‘find and request’ and again select Christ Church Library. You will then find information about the location of the book, its ‘call’ number- the shelfmark for where the book is in the library.
The undergraduate books are all in the first room as you go in and graduate collections are housed on the ground floor of the Library and are arranged by subject using a shelfmark scheme of letter followed by numbers. If you have any problems then the library staff are happy to come over and help you.
If the library does not have a copy of a book on your reading list, if it is missing or if there are not enough copies of a set text then please suggest it for purchase. You can either fill in a paper suggestions form found in the library or email the title, author, ISBN and your tutor for that course to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
When it arrives we will bring it over and send you an email to let you know.
Library computers, scanning and printing
There is a computer and scanner in each of the undergraduate and graduate rooms for student use and wi-fi is available throughout the library. There is also a black and white printer in the room off the first undergraduate room.
Leaving your belongings in the library
If you would like to leave your books/notes for a short while on a desk then please make sure that they are in a small, neat pile and place a ‘please leave’ slip on top of your items with your name and the date.
- Please don’t bring food into the library. Water is allowed in a sport bottle and the library can provide you with a free Christ Church bottle. Please ask a member of staff in the main library for this.
- Mobile phones should be on silent and phone calls taken outside the library.
- Smoking is not permitted in or around the library.
- Please do not let students who are reading other subjects use the Burn Law Library.