Library Information for Students

THE BOOKS

The library provides a mix of core textbooks and useful reference works, including multiple copies of core texts, a reference collection, a Study Skills collection, and many English and foreign language films on DVD. The open shelf books are catalogued on an easily searchable online library catalogue (SOLO), which also gives access to the holdings of most other libraries around the university. 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Journals and Ebooks can now be accessed online, either through wifi on your own computer or using one of the library PCs. All online resources are listed in SOLO

For more information on finding books, journals and databases, have a look at the Bodleian Subject Guides or ask us in the library.

STUDY SPACE

There is wifi throughout the library, and all desks have lights and power sockets for laptops. There are 4 PCs for student use.

OPENING HOURS

The library is open 24/7 and only closes during College closed periods. Staff are available 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. Please remember your Salto card, which you will need to enter the library.
 

USE OF THE LIBRARY

Only bottled water and KeepCups are allowed in the library, and mobile phones should be set to silent. If you need to take a call or want something to eat, please step outside or use the JCR which is just next door.

Please do not leave your belongings in the library for long periods of time. If you need to leave books and papers, please ensure you leave a tidy pile under an up to date 'Please Leave' slip. All other items will be removed.

The library is for the use of Pembroke students only, unless special permission is granted. The full rules for using the library can be found here.

BORROWING

Loans are for the whole term or the whole vacation, and students can borrow an unlimited number of books. 24/7 lending is available using the self-issue machine and your Bodleian card. Please place items in the returns box when finished with.

RESERVATIONS

To recall a book, use the 'Hold' option on SOLO. If your book is recalled, you have 3 days to return it before fines are charged (£1 per day).

RENEWALS

Reminders are sent out in advance of books being due back. Use SOLO or reply to the email to renew your books.

REQUESTS

The library buys books on student request. Please email library@pmb.ox.ac.uk with the details, use the form on the Intranet or come and see us in the library office.

FINES

£1 per book in the first week, then an additional £4 per book in the second week (£5 per book in total). This is charged directly to Battels.
£30 or replacement cost for lost or damaged items

BOOK GRANT

If you need your own copy of a book, there is a book grant available for First Years and Finalists in Humanities and Social Science subjects. Please see the Book Grant page on the Intranet for more details, and remember that you can also request that the library buys a copy of books that you need for your course.

PRINTING, COPYING AND SCANNING

There is a multi-function device in the library for printing, copying and scanning. The computers can be used to print directly, and full instructions are provided by the computers and the printer. Charges for printing go directly to Battels.

For more information and instructions on how to print, see the Pembroke Printing Website.

NON-PEMBROKE STUDENTS

If Pembroke library has the only available copy of a book, students from other colleges can apply for permission to use the library by emailing library@pmb.ox.ac.uk