Oxford University
Language Centre

Using the Library


Library Opening Hours

Admission

Borrowing and using materials

Library rules

Disabled library users


Library Opening Hours

TERM WEEKS 0 and 9
Monday - Friday 8.45 -18.30

TERM WEEKS 1-8
Monday - Thursday 8.45 - 20.00
Friday 8.45 - 19.00
Saturday 10.00 - 13.00

CHRISTMAS AND EASTER VACATION
Monday - Friday 8.45 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00

SUMMER VACATION
Monday - Friday 8.30 - 16.30

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Admission

Registration for use of the Language Centre Library is offered to

a) All matriculated students of the University (no charge)
b) All members of staff of the University and Colleges, including Oxford University Press and University staff working within the NHS (no charge)
c) Members of associated institutions (on payment of the applicable fee: £120 per year, £45 per term/Long Vacation)
d) Spouses of staff and students (on payment of the applicable fee: £125 per year, £50 per term/Long Vacation)
e) Academic visitors, visiting scholars and certain visiting students (on payment of the applicable fee: £125 per year, £50 per term/Long Vacation)
f) External users (if space allows) on payment of the applicable fee: £180 per academic year, £80 per term/Long Vacation. £125 per year for members of registered charities who need the library for professional purposes.
g) Other users at the discretion of the Librarian.

All University members registering should bring their University card as identification. All other users should bring some form of identification such as a passport. A Bodleian reader's card does not entitle the user to free library use.

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Borrowing and using materials

The Library is a lending library for students and staff of Oxford University. 4 items can be borrowed up to 4 weeks for standard loans (renewable twice) and 2 weeks for short loans (renewable twice). Members of the Lambda Project can borrow up to 6 items and also have access to a small library. All material used in the library and use of the computers must be signed in and out in the registers. There is a photocopying service available. Users must fill up a Photocopy declaration form and give it to Library staff. Photocopies cost 5p per A4 sheet, 10p per A4 double-sided sheet.

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Library rules

1. All material consulted (including computer use) must be written down in one of the three Library Registers.

2. Food and drink should not be brought into the Library. An exception may be made for drinking water in secure bottles.

3. No user may engage in conduct which infringes the regulations of the University in respect of the use of its materials or facilities, including but not limited to the use of computers and network resources.

4. The marking or defacing of items belonging to the Language Centre (for example, writing in Workbooks) is forbidden. Any infringement will be treated as a disciplinary offence.

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Disabled library users

If there is anything else you would like to see included, or if you would like further information, please contact the Librarian by e-mail or phone on 01865 283362.

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Wheelchair users

There is no lift in the Language Centre. Access wheelchair users is by ramp in the side entrance to the Language Centre. Prior notice is advisable. The Librarian can advise wheelchair users on materials available in particular languages and will bring these for use in one of the ground floor rooms.

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Users who have other mobility difficulties

There is no lift in the Language Centre. Access to the library is up two flights of stairs and through a door to the computer and audio area, and up another two flights of stairs and through a door to the book stacks, periodicals, audio and video materials, video/TV viewing booths and Librarian's office. Staff are willing and able to perform any task to help to overcome the barriers to access that exist in the Library. Fetching books, assisting in removing books from the shelves, taking items to the photocopier, photocopying etc. can be very easily accommodated. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

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Users with visual impairments

There are no specific facilities for users with visual impairments. Library staff are willing and able to perform any task to help to overcome the barriers to access that exist in the Library. New acquisitions since 2007 have got shelfmarks with bigger fonts. Fetching books, working one-to-one through electronic resources, doing photocopying or scanning, enlarging items by photocopying etc. can very easily be accommodated. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

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Users with hearing impairments

There are no specific facilities for readers with hearing impairments. Library staff are willing and able to perform any task to help to overcome the barriers to access that exist in the Library. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

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Users with Dyslexia

Almost all books, cassettes and videos are on open access shelves. The shelfmarks are a combination of letters and numbers e.g. FR CKC 1. Books are shelved alphabetically by language. Reference books are in a separate section, again shelved alphabetically by language. New acquisitions since 2007 have got shelfmarks with bigger fonts. Library staff are willing and able to perform any task to help to overcome the barriers to access that exist in the Library. One-to-one help, fetching books etc. can very easily be accommodated. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

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