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SOLO enables the user to Search Oxford Libraries Online which includes the OCMS library, whereas the OCMS Library Catalogue searches the items held only at OCMS.
The Magnificent OCMS Library
The magnificent reference library at OCMS is housed in the architecturally award-winning adapted Anglican Church associated with the Oxford Movement, in modern customized bookcases on both sides of a nave. We hold over 13,000 books, plus journals and grey materials, including pamphlets, reports, ephemera and archives, plus theses from past students and scholars and of course, all our own publications.
Our library collections focus on the Two-Thirds World (Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America) and cover both the Humanities (Theology, Biblical studies, Religious studies) and the Social Sciences (Anthropology, International Development, Diaspora/Refugee Studies, Research Methods).
The range of subjects includes holistic mission, translation and contextualization, globalization, poverty, conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS, and development projects.
OCMS purchases materials from home and abroad, and receives donations from Christian organizations and individual supporters. The library has grown from the generosity of other academic libraries, missionary societies and a host of scholars dedicated to working in the countries and for the peoples of the Global South, such that we have unique items that contribute to the collections of Oxford libraries as a whole.
Additionally, OCMS is open to archiving special missions collections where it is felt that these might be useful in the research of scholars at the Centre. Interested parties are welcome to come to the Centre to meet the librarian and students, and to discuss the possibilities.
OCMS LIBRARY OPENING TIMES
A Study Carrel in the OCMS Library
Shortly after arriving in Oxford, during the Research Induction School, OCMS Scholars are issued with a Bodleian Library Reader’s Card which provide the student with reading access to key parts of what is the largest university library system in the UK.
For the Bodleian Libraries website click http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk
For the Oxford University (Libraries) website click HERE
Middlesex University Library
In addition, students following Middlesex University validated degrees are granted access to the Middlesex University Online Library once they have been registered with the University. To find out more about the Online Library, visit the 'Using the Online Library' pages.
The OCMS Library hosts in addition,
an internet café, photocopying and scanning facilities.