Browse our full catalogue here.

 

For existing borrowers, here’s a little reminder about how we work to make sure our books circulate at a happy and healthy rate, reaching as many people as possible…

 

Borrowing books: You can browse our full collection on our online catalogue at http://opl.librarika.com You can also reserve or request books by emailing oxfordpoetrylibrary@gmail.com, or by going to the book’s entry on the catalogue and clicking “Request” and noting when/where you would like to pick the book up. We will then make sure to bring that book along to that venue at the time specified for you to collect it. To borrow from the library, come see us at any of our venues and browse the collection! There is no limit to the number of books you can borrow at any time.

Returning books: Please return books within 2 weeks of checking them out. You can drop your books off at any of our appearances. We have a little family of black-and-purple dropboxes where you can return your books:

South Oxford:
Whether the library is at the market or not, our drop-box is at any South Oxford market. So look out for the postbox (pictured on the left in the picture below) and just drop your books in.

East Oxford:
A black post-box on the wall in front of 85 East Avenue, OX4 1XR (pictured on the right in the picture below) is permanently available.

 

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North and Central Oxford:
We have a drop-box at Makespace Oxford on Aristotle Lane (on the wall closest to you as you enter the car park, next to the right-hand door) where you can drop off your books.

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If a book is not renewed within two weeks and is returned late, we don’t charge late fines or fees, but do ask that you consider making a donation (however small!) to the library to help us keep our wheels turning!

 

Losing books: If you lose a book, we do ask a fee of £7 as a replacement charge. This will go towards replacing the book and/or the general upkeep of the library.

 

Find out how to donate books to our library here.

 


 

Become a Borrower!

To reserve, request, and borrow books, become a member online by following these steps:

  • Register with Librarika here
  • Verify your email address
  • Make sure you are logged in, go to the Librarika homepage, click on the grey box at the top right of the page and select ‘My Libraries’
  • Click ‘Request Member Access’ and enter https://opl.librarika.com as the Library URL
  • You will become a member automatically and can start browsing, reserving and requesting books!

OR

Email oxfordpoetrylibrary@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Address

and we will be happy to register you as a member.

OR

Just come and see us in person at any of our stops and fill in a New Borrower Registration Form!

You can also view our Guidelines for New Borrowers here.

 

We’d love to hear from you!

We exist as a resource for you, and are happy to do our best to cater to any specific requests for books you would like to see on our shelves! For any suggestions or comments, please email oxfordpoetrylibrary@gmail.com

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