Radcliffe Science Library

The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is the main science library of the University of Oxford, and one of 28 libraries within the Bodleian Libraries system. It provides access to outstanding resources and digital tools to support learning and research among the University's science community.

The RSL is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, as part of the plans to co-locate the library with Reuben College. As a 21st-century library with refurbished facilities, the RSL will be able to provide a much greater range of services, including high-bandwidth wi-fi, electronic access to journals and research monographs, technology-assisted seminar and conference rooms, as well as quiet study spaces and social areas.

Once all the building works are completed, the RSL will continue to service the wider Oxford community’s learning and research needs in the sciences, and Reuben College members will benefit from outsourcing its own library provision to the specialist staff and resources on site.

During the refurbishment works, books and services have been temporarily relocated to the Vere Harmsworth Library in the Rothermere American Institute. They will return to the RSL when building works are complete, in autumn 2021.

Visit the RSL website