Applications

Reader applications will reopen in mid-September 2022, and the relevant information will be posted on this page. Previously registered readers need not reapply.
 
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 the Library’s 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.