Visiting the library

We regret the Chantry Library is closed until further notice. Please check the website for updates.

Please email, to make an appointment to visit during open hours.

Currently our opening hours are: 1400-1600 on Tuesdays.

The Library is accessible to disabled readers. Regrettably, there is no parking at the Chantry Library.

Searching for Chantry Library Holdings

The Chantry Library collection can be searched through the University of Oxford’s online catalogue of the major collections of the University libraries:

SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online)

Chantry Library books appear as a sub-location of Magdalen College Library.

Books must be consulted in the library.

The Chantry Library and OCC are grateful to Magdalen College for hosting the Chantry collection on SOLO.

For more information on searching the Chantry Library, please see the Bodleian Libraries’ guide to using SOLO, or contact the Librarian.


Data Protection

The Chantry Library retains personal data relating to Library users, current and former staff, individuals who have donated items to the Library, and other third parties referred to in records held in the Library. This data is collected for legitimate purposes and the appropriate security measures are in place for its protection. We will not sell or share your data with third parties. We will keep your data until it is no longer required for the purposes of historical research and statistics; in practice, this means your data is likely to be retained permanently. If you wish to exercise any of your rights in relation to your data as processed by the Chantry Library, please consult in the first instance . Please note that, if you as a researcher do not provide your data (such as your name and contact details), you may not be allowed to access the Library.