Library services

Oxford Brookes University has three libraries, the largest of which is on the Headington Campus, in the John Henry Brookes Building (JHBB), near to the classrooms and studios used by the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment students.

The library offers a wide range of services for students including an enquiry service, electronic texts and journals, online catalogues to our book, research archive and Special Collections, in addition to well-equipped study spaces and computer facilities.

Visit the Library area of the Brookes website for detailed information about the services available.

Academic Liaison Librarians

The Faculty has dedicated Academic Liaison Librarians, who provide specific help and information literacy skills which relate to their subject area.

Geoffrey Morgan is the Academic Liaison Librarian for Architecture. See the subject help page at Architecture

Geoffrey Morgan is the subject librarian for Development Studies including the Development and Emergency Programme. See the subject help page at Development Studies for a list of available resources.

The Academic Liaison Librarians are always very pleased to help staff, students and researchers individually with any resources.

Library admission

The Headington Library is open 24/7 during semester time. Overnight access to the building is by University smart card only after 21.00. You will be able to use the Library on a self service basis to:

  • study
  • collect reserved books
  • use networked pcs or your laptop
  • use photocopiers, printing and scanning equipment
  • borrow and return one and two week loan material.
  • borrow from the Short Loan Collection.

Other Library services will not be available when the Library is staffed by Library Attendants. These include:

  • enquiries and support
  • collecting interlibrary loans
  • making bookings for student presentation rooms



Headington Library

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane

Enquiries: +44 (0)1865 483156
Renewals: +44 (0)1865 483133
Lending Services: +44 (0)1865 483155
Library Fax: +44 (0)1865 483998


During semesters the Headington campus library at Gipsy lane is open from:

00.00 to 24.00 from Monday to Sunday

08.30 to 21.00 from Monday to Friday
(staffed service)

12.00 to 18.00 Saturday and Sunday
(staffed service)

The library is also open outside of semester and during vacation, including evenings and weekends. Opening hours at all times are subject to change due to staffing and other considerations. Please check the library page before setting out for a visit.