Lincoln College’s Library is one of the city’s most beautiful; since 1975, it occupies the building of the former All Saints Church on the North of High Street

Week 0-9 6:00am – 2:00am
Vacations 6:00am – 11:00pm
Library staff available (weekdays) 9:00am – 5:00pm

The Library is strictly for the use of Lincoln College members only. Readers should not bring friends into the Library, except as part of a tour of the College, and are asked to keep visitors on the entrance level of the Library to minimise disturbance.

Lincoln College Library books are catalogued on SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) and can be found at Please ask the library staff if you need any help searching library resources.

Students are able to borrow books through the self-issue console. During term, the loan period is 14 days. Through vacations, it is possible to to loan the book for the entire vacation.

It is possible to renew books remotely via SOLO: or by emailing library staff.

It is strictly forbidden to borrow books on behalf of others, especially if they are not members of Lincoln College.

Library books are protected by a security tag in each book. If you trigger a security alarm, either when entering or leaving the library, or even if it goes off for no obvious reason, please report the incident in the blue folder on the desk to the left of the entrance.

Wifi is available throughout the library.

Conduct in the Library

  • The Library is a place for quiet study.
  • Tables are cleared each weekday morning. You are advised not to leave anything overnight.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the Library but a small, transparent bottle of water with a sports cap is permitted.
  • Mobile phones should not be audible in the Library.
  • Permanent ink is not allowed but washable ink is permitted.