Current members of Oxford University are welcome to join the library as readers; this applies to both undergraduates and graduates, as well as to fellows, tutors, and researchers from other colleges and departments. We traditionally support those studying law and history, but the collections, especially the early printed books collections, are much broader in subject coverage. However, anyone who has a good reason to use our resources is welcome to apply.

Although most college libraries are exclusively for their own members, the Library at All Souls often acquires material which is not held elsewhere in Oxford, in order to allow anyone studying here to have access to otherwise inaccessible or unavailable items.

Anyone wishing to apply to become a reader should fill out the application form here (for applications from within the University) or here for external applicants, or contact the Library if you are unable to access the appropriate form.