Libraries at Magdalen
There are five libraries at Magdalen College.
New Library is the main library at Magdalen and where the library staff
is usually to be found. It houses a large book collection for loan
providing good coverage of most areas to at least undergraduate level
and an extensive reference collection. There is also a large film
collection, mainly on DVD, available for loan. More information can be
found under the links on the left-hand side.
The Denning Law Library contains an up to date collection of law books and periodicals. The collection is reference only, and access is usually limited to law students at Magdalen although arrangements can be made for other readers.
The Daubeny Library
is a discrete collection of books, mainly on the history of of science
and scientific research, housed in the Daubeny building. Access is
limited but books can be fetched by library staff.
The McFarlane Library contains the specialist medieval history collections of Bruce McFarlane, Magdalen's late former Professor of history. The collection is reference only, with restricted access upon application to the Fellow Librarian.
The Old Library is the original college library. Today it holds a large collection of books published before 1800, including many donations acquired by William of Waynflete, and a number of manuscripts. Access is restricted to senior membrs of the college, and others strictly by appointment only, although open days for all college members are held. Information for visiting readers can be found here.