Nuffield College Library

Nuffield College Library lies at the heart of the College’s academic endeavour and provides unparalleled support to students, researchers and academics. It is one of the finest social science research libraries in the UK and reflects the academic interests of the College’s research community. The main collections are rich in current social science research and thought, constantly developing to keep abreast of disciplinary developments. The collection is also strong in historical, statistical and methodological works, enabling our students and academics to carry out research at the highest level.

The library is open to all Nuffield College members. Other members of the University (postgraduate students, researchers and staff), and Nuffield alumni who wish to apply for access to the Library should email

Information about how to use the library, access our main collection and view what's in our special collections and archives is available through the links below.