Oxfordshire Libraries May 2020



Applying to join Oxfordshire Libraries online

Go to www.libcat.oxfordshire.gov.uk  and click ‘Join the Library’ and fill in your details.

We will email your account access details back to you within 1-2 working days


eBooks and eAudio https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/ebooks

Choose from a great range of fiction and non-fiction reading for adults and children. We are investing in more titles in response to the current situation. Download the Libby or Borrowbox apps.


eMagazines and eNews https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/enews  Pressreader and RBdigital magazines provide thousands of UK and international titles of leisure reading or current affairs for you to read online or download. Time to garden, get creative or find out what’s going on around the world through curated news content.


Digital learning and study resources


leisure-and-culture/libraries/reference-online/general-reference Britannica Online,

dictionaries and reference books provide high quality homework support and resources for personal study



https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/leisure-and-culture/libraries/reference-online/books-and-music   – relax and enjoy the best of recordings streamed through Naxos Music Library. Over 60,000 albums to choose from.


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Sign up to our eNewsletter www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/librariesnewsletter

Download the Oxfordshire Libraries app to your tablet or phone from your app store.

Lots of our digital services have their own apps, too such as Libby for Overdrive eBooks, Borrowbox, Pressreader, RBdigital Magazines and Naxos Music Library.

Abingdon Library




The Charter


OX14 3LY

United Kingdom


Tel: 01235 520374
24-hours renewal hotline: 0845 1202811 - PIN required
Renew or reserve items online by signing in to your account
Fax: 01235 532643
Email: abingdon.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Public transport and parking

The library is no more than a five-minute walk from all town centre bus stops. Stert Street multi-storey car park is two minutes' walk from the library.


Opening hours

Monday: 9.00am - 7.00pm

Tuesday: 9.00am - 7.00pm

Wednesday: 9.00am - 7.00pm

Thursday: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Friday: 9.00am - 7.00pm

Saturday: 9.00am - 4.30pm

Sunday: Closed


Oxford Central Library




Oxford Central Library




United Kingdom


Tel: 01865 815509 and 01865 815549
24-hour renewal hotline: 0845 1202811 - PIN required
Information and reference enquiries: 01865 815409
Fax: 01865 721694
Email: oxfordcentral.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Children's Library

Tel: 01865 815373
Email: oxfordchildrens.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Music Library

Tel: 01865 815388
Email: oxfordmusic.library@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Reference Library

The county's most extensive online and print reference collection, including local and family history, newspapers and magazines.

Tel: 01865 815409


Public transport

There is a good public transport network from the centre of Oxford across the county. Most bus stops are within a couple of minutes walk from the library.



Mobile Library Times


The East Mobile Library will call at:


Appleton, by the School

Alternate Tuesdays

14:30 - 15:45


It is free to use for all existing and new Oxfordshire Library users of all ages.

For the latest timetable, please visit the Oxfordshire Libraries website.

Unfortunately this service will be ending in the first week of September, due to budget cuts.