For 465 years…

St John’s College Library has collected and preserved manuscripts, early printed books, and personal papers. On this site, we want to open our collections for you, in the hope that you’ll find them as fascinating, intriguing, and enjoyable as we do.

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Accessing the Special Collections

Our limited special collections appointments are booked out until the end of March 2023. We hope to offer appointments from April 2023 onwards, but we are currently not taking any new bookings. Any requests for appointments for April and later will be added to a waiting list. You will be contacted as soon as we can give you a reliable appointment. Please accept our apologies for this inconvenience.

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Modern Lending Library

If you are a current member of St John’s College, you can access information about our modern lending library (or student library) on the Library pages of the College intranet (you need to be using the Oxford University network to access this information).