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

Access to our Special Collections is gradually opening up again. Nevertheless, consultation appointments will still be limited during the winter of 2023 due to the ongoing building constructions at the library. To book an appointment or submit an image order request, please click here.

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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).