The Library

The College Library is divided into two sections. The Old Library dates from 1624 and houses historic manuscripts, rare books and personal papers. The modern Working Library houses borrowable books and current periodicals, as well as computer and work facilities to which members have 24 hour access.



The Library will be staffed as per normal Term time hours (9am-7pm) on the Bank Holiday Monday.
Stanley Anderson : prints : a catalogue raisonné/ Robert Meyrick and Harry Heuser. London : Royal Academy of Arts, 2015. [NE 642.A5.M4]
Comments & Queries board
The Library has installed a new Comments & Queries area, which can be found next to the sofas in the lobby. All students are encouraged to write any feedback or question they have and the Library staff will endeavour to answer them as quickly as...


4th May 2015

All entries to the 2015 Art and Photography Competition will be on display in the exhibition area for the duration of the Easter...

12th Sep 2015

The 17th century Old Library of St John’s College is home to an historic collection of books, manuscripts, photographs and artefacts; the work of writers, scientists and artists that...