The Radcliff Science Library (RSL)
The Radcliffe Science Library is the main science library of Oxford University. It supports the teaching and research needs of the science departments across the University.
The library holds the Legal Deposit material in the sciences for Oxford University. As a library of legal deposit it is entitled to receive a copy of all British scientific publications (though it does not claim a copy of everything published). The library also subscribes to material published overseas, most of which is in English.
All the books are catalogued on OLIS as well as theses published from 1997 onwards.
The most important books and serials received are displayed in the reading rooms (the 'open shelves'). The rest of the RSL's intake, including most of the older material, is housed in the Bookstack. Readers are normally not allowed in the Bookstack but material is fetched for them on request. Registered readers can order material held in the bookstack, online, before going to the RSL.The RSL also offers a large range of electronic information services and databases.
From the beginning of Micaelmas Term 2007 it will operate as a combined Reference and Lending Library.
The RSL is located in Parks Road, next to the University Museum of Natural History. Readers will be required to show their Bodleian Library Reader's Ticket or Oxford University Card.