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.



Vacation loans for the Summer holiday are now in effect. Up to eight items may be borrowed. All items are to be returned by Friday 9th October.
Paul Everest has been announced as the winner of ‘Poetry in the Archives’, a poetry competition open to staff and students.


9th Jul 2015

A man of many talents, John Robert Lunn (1831-1899) was a unanimously admired member of St John’s College for many years, from his studies as an undergraduate to his involvement in the Fellowship...

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...