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.

In Person Appearances

Here is where we will be appearing over the next few months. All appearances will follow strict social-distancing advice. Browser numbers at any one time will be limited, books will be laid out on tables rather than in the bike box so limit handling, and volunteers will wear gloves and masks at all times. Returned books will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before re-entering circulation.

Flo’s Place in the Park pop-up appearance (+ Many Voices Collection launch!)
21 November, 12 noon – 3pm
Flo’s Place in the Park, Florence Park

Flo’s Place in the Park pop-up appearance
12 December, 12 noon – 3pm
Flo’s Place in the Park, Florence Park

East Oxford Farmers Market: Christmas lucky-dip appearance
19 December, 10am – 1pm
East Oxford Farmers Market, East Oxford Primary School

Ordering Books

We are also 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).