Reader applications are currently open via this website. Existing readers do not need to reapply, but will need to inform the Library if they have a new University card.
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.