Mansfield College Library




Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TF


01865 270975

Contact & Job Title

Ms Sally Jones & Mrs Clare Kavanagh, Librarians

Purpose & main user community of the library

Provides study space for Mansfield members and the books undergraduates need for their tutorial work

Terms of access

By appointment via email, stating reasons for use

Opening hours

9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Disabled access

Three flights of stairs to libraries. Material can be delivered elsewhere for consultation.

Lending to other libraries & visitors

Occasional ILL via BLDSC. Reference only.

Number of volumes

9,000 (Theology)

Periodicals – Back Issues

68 (Some very incomplete) (Theology)

Current Periodicals

4 (Theology)

Other materials

40 (Theology)

Volumes added per year



Two collections: a modern general theological collection suitable for BA and BTh course, and older collections containing valuable material for the study of Congregational church history.

Special Collections

Unique archive of Mansfield College (first non-conformist college to open in Oxford)

Research resource

Congregational history

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue
Other facilities

Photocopying; internet access with own lap top

Part Time Staff


Anything else about the library

Mansfield College now has 90% of students reading subjects other than Theology so the Theology holdings are in a separate library and there is also a law library and a third main library which holds undergraduate collections in most degree subjects.