We have various events and workshops throughout the year, but here you can find out about the upcoming appearances of the library itself, where you can browse, borrow, and return books.

Please note that our regular pop-up and market appearances are now suspended due to coronavirus. We miss you and very much hope to see you again soon!

In the meantime, though, we are open for order and socially distanced delivery of our full collection!

How to order

Browse our catalogue online here or have a snoop through our ‘book of the month’ archives for ideas, or feel free to drop us a line at oxfordpoetrylibrary@gmail.com and ask for any recommendations (or let us surprise you with a librarian’s choice!).

Email oxfordpoetrylibrary@gmail.com with your name and the book(s) you’d like, and your preferred method of collection (home delivery or pick-up).

How to get your book

When you let us know what you’d like, we will disinfect the book to the best of our abilities.

If you live within the ring-road, one of our volunteers will deliver the book to you at home by popping it through your letterbox.

If you live further afield or would rather pick up the book yourself, there is also an option to pick up the book at East Oxford. More details on request.

In both cases, volunteers will wear a face mask and gloves and social distancing will be observed.

Books are quarantined before being selected for delivery, and once books are returned will be quarantined and won’t be lent out again for a minimum of 72 hours.

Books can be returned in the usual way at any of our drop-boxes (more details here).