The Howard Piper Library

In line with Government COVID-19 directions, St Hugh’s College Library is no longer accessible to any readers or visitors. Please note that you can continue to contact the library by email


The Howard Piper Library is one of the largest College libraries in Oxford. The Library is open to all current students and staff of St Hugh’s College. External readers may be admitted by appointment.

The Library is accessible 24 hours per day, and is on key fob access with security cameras in operation. The Library Office is open Monday-Friday, 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 5.00pm. Please visit and say hello – we are always happy to help you! You can also contact the library by email or telephone.

T: 01865 274938

 Key Rules and Information


 Useful Quick Links

The History of the Library

Guide to the Library

The College Archive

Search the Library catalogue (SOLO)

Maps of the Library

Connect with your Library

To keep up to date with new additions, exhibitions, services and facilities, as well as getting an insight into our amazing collection, you can find us on social media.

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Your Library Team

Nora Khayi


Amanda Ingram


Holly Dowse

Senior Library Assistant

Amy Douglas

Library Assistant





library study desk
library doorway
Library 2nd floor
Library from garden
Library books black and white
Library books

Library images by Louise Cowan.