Beyond Wycliffe Hall Library

Beyond Wycliffe Hall Library

Apart from Wycliffe Hall Library, out of over 100 libraries in Oxford, the most relevant libraries in terms of theology study and research, are likely to be the central Bodleian Library and the Philosophy and Theological Faculties Library.


The Bodleian is the main University Library, and began life over 400 years ago.  It is one of the Legal Deposit Libraries hence REFERENCE LIBRARY. 

Unlike the Bodleian, you can borrow books from the Philosophy and Theology Faculties Library, according to your University course status.


Three other theology libraries that may be beneficial to you are;

OCMS library with mission studies materials

Pusey House Library with 60 study spaces in a beautiful building and Church of England collections focusing on the Oxford Movement

Crowther Mission Studies Library at the Church Mission Society.  

The first two are in close proximity to the Hall but the Crowther Mission Studies Library is located further away.   


All these libraries, except Crowther Mission Studies Library, use SOLO reference only for our members.


The Oxford Union Society Library offers many study desk spaces and has numerous antiquarian materials related to theology.  Search their items via SOLO.   However to use the facilities and borrow books, membership is required. Please see more information at