Other Oxford Libraries

Radcliffe Science Library (RSL)

The RSL is part of the Bodleian Libraries.

Much of the collection is kept in closed access storage and can be requested using your account on SOLO. It takes roughly twenty-four hours for items to arrive, often less if you make your stack requests in the morning.

Earth Sciences books are available on the openshelves in the Lancaster Room on Level 2.

There are lending copies of key texts but most of the material is reference only. Postgraduates and academics can have privileged borrower status. This allows use of books in the department, as long as they are kept securely.

eLD material can be read on RSL PCs, and there are printing, scanning and photocopying facilities – details here.

Other facilities include:

Bodleian Map Room

The Bodleian Map Room is in the Weston Library (on the corner of Broad Street and South Parks Road, opposite the King’s Arms).

It holds copies of all British maps, an extensive collection of worldwide maps, and staff have expertise in the use of ArcGIS.

Click here further information on:

  • Location, admission and contact details
  • Finding maps and using map resources
  • Making maps
  • Reproducing maps
  • Map collections
  • Digimap