Pusey House Library and Archive




St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LZ


01865 288024

Alternative Names

Dr Pusey Memorial Library

Contact & Job Title

Jessica Woodward, Librarian

Purpose & main user community of the library

We house the principal collection of books and archives on the history of the Oxford Movement and the Anglo-Catholic tradition. We also have strong collections on patristics, liturgy, doctrinal theology, and broader Church history. The collections are most suitable for theological and historical study at postgraduate level and above, but all readers are welcome.

Terms of access

To sign up as a new reader, please fill in our registration form: https://forms.office.com/r/SpTExwqV2e and bring along a form of photo ID on your first visit (such as a Bodleian reader’s card, passport or driving licence).

Opening hours

09:30–17:25, Monday-Friday

Disabled access

The reading room can only be accessed via a flight of stairs. Please let us know if you would like a ground-floor study space or any other adjustments and we will find a way to make our collections available to you.

Lending to other libraries & visitors

The library is reference only. We can occasionally provide interlibrary loans of modern books.

Number of volumes

Approx. 75,000

Periodicals – Back Issues

Complete or partial holdings of approx. 200

Current Periodicals


Other materials

Extensive archives relating to the Oxford Movement and Anglo-Catholicism

Volumes added per year

Approx. 200


Oxford Movement, Anglo-Catholicism, Patristics, Liturgy, Doctrinal Theology, Church History

Special Collections

Large collection of nineteenth-century theological pamphlets, including hundreds of unique surviving copies; personal book collections of Dr Edward Bouverie-Pusey, Athelstan Riley, Gabriel Hebert, and Charles Lindley Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax.


We are the principal repository for the letters and papers of Dr Edward Bouverie-Pusey (1800–1882). We also have significant archives relating to other major Oxford Movement figures such as John Henry Newman and Henry Parry Liddon, Anglo-Catholic monastic orders and societies, and notable twentieth-century Anglicans.

Research resource

Oxford Movement; Anglo-Catholicism; Anglican monasticism.

Catalogue Type

Our post-1820 monograph collection, and many of our archival collections, are catalogued online. Details of the pamphlet collection and antiquarian books are currently only available via a physical card catalogue. Links to all our online catalogues and related finding aids can be found via the link below.

URL of catalogue
Other facilities

The library hosts the Oxford Scriptorium, a friendly Christian study group that is open to all. Please see http://www.puseyhouse.org.uk/copy-of-library-archive for more details.

Full Time Staff


Part Time Staff


Voluntary Staff


Changes in next five years affecting the above

None known

Anything else about the library