About the Library



St Anne's College Library is split over two adjacent buildings. Hartland House was the first building on the College site and opened in 1937. The Tim Gardam Building is the newest building and opened in 2017.

Both libraries are open 24/7 for College members and have self-issue machines so that books can be checked out at any time. There is Wi-Fi across the site and we have 12 desktop PCs.



Our modern collection of around 100,000 books covers every subject taught in College. We aim to buy all of the core texts on your reading lists and are always pleased to take suggestions.

We also have a range of current journals, DVDs and a Welfare collection of self-help books to support the ‘Be Well, Do Well’ mission at St Anne’s.

To find out more about our rare books and special collections, click here.

Thanks in part to the OCCT, which is based at St Anne’s, we have a large and growing collection of fiction in translation.

Other strengths include Chinese, Education, Linguistics, Medicine and modern fiction.



Our friendly team of librarians are around every week day at staff desks in both libraries so that there is always someone on hand to help. We can help you find material, get to grips with electronic resources, teach you to use reference management software, bind your thesis and much more!

To find out about our assistive equipment and services, as well as details about accessibility across the libraries, click here.