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This section contains information about libraries, IT services, the Language Centre, and the Careers Service.


The Bodleian Libraries are responsible for providing library and information support for all the teaching and research that is carried out in the University. They include the principal University library—the Bodleian Library—which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years; major research libraries; and libraries attached to faculties, departments and other institutions of the University. The combined library collections number more than 13 million printed items, in addition to 118,000 e-journals and vast quantities of materials in other formats.

The Radcliffe Science Library is one of the main University research libraries and is situated at the corner of Parks Road and South Parks Road. The collections include all the non-medical sciences, and some medicine. In addition to the print collections there are now extensive electronic resources. All the collections are available through the Oxford libraries’ online catalogue called SOLO. This includes the e-journals and databases in OxLIP+ – (the Oxford Libraries Information Platform) and the catalogue of over 100 Oxford libraries, including many of the departmental libraries in science.

Workshops, guides and tutorials are available for students to use to enable them to use the resources of the library to the full.

IT Services

IT Services is the central support unit for the University’s IT. See the IT Services help pages for a wide range of services which are available to staff and students, including free IT courses, help and support. Their website also includes a self service catalogue. While you are at Oxford you are encouraged to take the opportunity to acquire a sound knowledge of IT skills.

Language Centre

The Language Centre provides resources and services for members of the University who need foreign languages for their study, research or personal and professional interest.  Its library has one of the largest collection of materials for language learning in the UK. Their web pages also provide extensive links to language and linguistic servers globally.  The centre is based at: 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT, tel: 01865 283360. 

Careers Service

The Careers Service is available for all Oxford students to use at any point during their student career, to obtain impartial advice, guidance and information from advisers, whom have a broad range of career histories. 

Throughout the year they hold a number of tailored events, talks, workshops and career fairs. Their webpages also provide useful links and information to other resources within the UK and around the world.  Their offices are based at: 56 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PA, tel: 01865 274646.

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