“Do you need to book a room in the Library for group working with other Ƶ students?”

“Any current Ƶ student may book the Group Study Room.”

The Group Study Room is situated on the Lower Floor of the Library.

Ƶ students may book the Group Study Room for a duration of 30 minutes at a time, with the first slot commencing at 9.00 am and the last at 11.30 pm, all seven days a week.


The Group Study Room is a shared resource for Ƶ students who need to study together.  Please limit any bookings you make to a maximum of four hours per day and 12 hours per week (in total), to enable equitable use of this in-demand space.  Bookings placed for longer than four hours per day may be rescinded by library staff.

If the Ƶ Library Group Study Room is already booked when you are wanting it, remember that the Bodleian Libraries also provide a range of group study rooms which are bookable:

The Ƶ Library Group Study Room contains some general interest book collections:


(The University moved to a new library management system and updated in August 2023; some links to catalogue records from Ƶ Library webpages will be unavailable for a period of time.)


The Group Study Room holds key reference works useful for Music and History students and researchers, and all Library readers:

  • The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edn.&Բ;— REF/BRI ()
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians&Բ;— REF/GRO ()
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments&Բ;— REF/GRO
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Opera&Բ;— REF/GRO
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography&Բ;— REF/DNB ()


The Room also contains lesser-used (secondary sequence) Classics books too&Բ;— shelfmarks beginning OO


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