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College Library

The well-stocked College Library is open 24 hours a day and books can be borrowed on a self-issue system. The stock is regularly updated and the Librarian is always happy to consider tutor recommendations and students' requests for new books.

Many of the work stations have Ethernet connection points so that students can plug their laptops in to the University network. The Library's own computers allow you to search library catalogues, bibliographic resources and online journals.

For more specialised reading, the Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Science Library are only minutes away and are amongst the greatest libraries in the world.

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Computer Room

IT Facilities

The College places great importance on IT provision, and the equipment and service provided is constantly monitored and upgraded. We have an IT support team on hand to give advice.

All student study bedrooms, both on the main site and at our two annexe accommodation sites, have ethernet connection points, so if you bring your own computer you can have free, fast access to the College and University networks and the internet from your room. Wireless networking is also available free of charge in the libraries, common rooms and seminar rooms.

There is also a central Computer Room, equipped to a very high standard with PC workstations, printing, scanning and other facilities available 24 hours a day. Use is free, apart from a small charge for printing.

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Cricket Match Rowing Team

Sports Facilities

The College has excellent sports facilities, which are open to everyone, both serious athletes and those who prefer to join in just for fun. There are College teams, of varying standards, which play against other colleges. Jesus College has its own squash courts and Playing Fields with hockey, cricket, football and rugby pitches, tennis and netball courts, and a Sports Pavilion.

We have our own Boat House on the River Thames, with boats used all year round by our rowing crews, both complete beginners and more experienced rowers.

Visit the Jesus College Boat Club's web site for details.

Jesus College students also enjoy free access to the University's swimming pool and gym at the Iffley Road Sports Complex.

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There are also plenty of opportunities for Jesus College students to participate in music at both a College and University level.

The College has its own music room for practice, with a grand and upright piano. The Sports Pavilion also provides a musical and dramatic venue, and music concerts take place in the Chapel (which has an excellent organ, piano and harpsichord).

The Chapel is home to a lively non-auditioning Choir.

Each year our students get involved in the Turl Street Arts Festival, organised jointly by students of the three Colleges on Turl Street (Jesus, Exeter and Lincoln).

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Social Life

The MCR (Middle Common Room) is at the centre of a graduate student's social life. Visit the MCR web site to see what they get up to.

The student-designed college bar, located in the cellars beneath the Library, is a popular meeting place in the evenings, and the large Sports Pavilion at the College's Playing Fields in East Oxford also doubles as an entertainment venue.

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