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Library

SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) is an online catalogue of the largest university library system in the UK with over 100 libraries, including OCMS Library. The OCMS Library catalogue lists only our own collections. To access these resources, please follow the links below.

SOLO | OCMS Library Catalogue

Bodleian Library's page about OCMS Library

The Magnificent OCMS Library

18,000 books

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 18,000 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.

As an essential part of the Research Induction School, OCMS scholars are issued with a Bodleian Library Reader’s Card which provides access for reference to the Bodleian Library, the principal Oxford University library and a national library of legal deposit with over 11 million printed items and 50,000 e-journals.

OCMS LIBRARY OPENING TIMES

 

OPEN

CLOSED

MONDAY

09:00

17:00

TUESDAY MORNING

09:00

11:00

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

13:00

17:00

WEDNESDAY

14:00

17:00

THURSDAY

09:00

17:00

FRIDAY

09:00

17:00

A Study Carrel in the OCMS Library

 

Oxford Libraries

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.

Student blog

Terry Garde - Kenya Fieldwork Diary
Matthew Reifsnider - Cleaning Day
Flora and the OCMS family
Usha Reifsnider
Interfaith and International Vigil for Peace
Worku Mohammed
Anonymous Student - This student wishes to remain anonymous due to the sensitive situation he currently works in

Student blog

Students are encouraged to submit blog entries for this space, either about their time in residence in Oxford, or their work in the field, or their life outside of OCMS.