English Faculty Library

The English Faculty Library houses collections relating to English.

This library is fully accessible.



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There is a University space in the car park closest to St. Cross road. There are three additional parking spaces shared with St. Cross and Manor Road Buildings (see floor plan)

All parking in the St. Cross Building car park is for University car park permit holders only.

Please contact the St. Cross Building Porters’ Lodge on 01865 271481 in advance.

Additional parking is available nearby using blue badge regulations.

Oxford city centre blue badge parking map (725kb)

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The main entrance to the English Faculty Library is at first floor level via a flight of steps. There is a central handle all the way up.

There is an additional small flight of stairs to reach the library doors, access can also be gained via a staircase from the ground floor (see floor plans)

There is an alternative entrance at the front of the building for users with mobility difficulties. Level access is via a ramp (adjacent to the parking space).

At the door is a yellow phone box that connects to the Porters' lodge/library staff (for regular users a key fob will be issued that will open the door).

This entrance leads to a lift that facilitates access within the library.

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Lift access to all floors, although controlled by library staff (keyed).

Regular users will be issued with a key.

Access to the lift and between floors is via library staff office spaces. 

The staff are used to students and library users coming through this space.

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Accessible toilets

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There is only one disabled toilet located outside the library,  on the ground floor.

The only way to access it is via the lift to the ground floor (see floor plan).

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Standard toilets

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There are no standard toilet blocks located within the English Library.

The nearest additional toilets are located on ground floor in the lobby area.

Additional toilets can be found on the first floor lobby area.

See floor plans for detailed locations.

hearing loop

Hearing support system

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A hearing loop system has been installed at the Issue Desk.

opening hours

Opening hours

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Term time

Monday-Friday 9.00-19.00
Saturday 10.00-13.00
Sunday Closed

Vacation time

Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Public Holidays
Christmas Eve to New Year's Day


Inaccessible areas

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Good news! There aren't any.

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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 1
Parking nearby (within 200m) Pay and Display
Main entrance Not level
Alternative entrance (level access) Yes
Door entry Powered
Direct contact to lodge Intercom
Number of floors 2
Accessible toilets 1
Lift to all floors Yes
Hearing support system Yes