The combination of resources that Mansfield and the University provide to help with study is outstanding. Please read the following sections to find out more.
Oxford meets the needs of students, teachers and the international research community with an extremely rich and diverse range of library resources provided by nearly 100 separate libraries.
The principal University research library is the Bodleian, with over six million volumes in the central and dependant libraries. The Bodleian is a 'copyright library' and can therefore claim a copy of every book and periodical published in the UK and Ireland. The library itself comprises the central buildings (the Old Library, the New Library and the Radcliffe Camera) and numerous dependent libraries specialising in particular areas, including the sciences and law
Other major collections are in the Taylor Institution Library (modern languages) and the Sackler (formerly Ashmolean) Library (the ancient world, fine art). In addition, faculties, departments and colleges have libraries of their own. All the libraries in Oxford are linked on an integrated electronic library and information system (OLIS), which includes an on-line catalogue and provides access to both remote and locally-mounted databases. Oxford is actively involved in developing electronic information provision, and is a leader in the digitization of manuscripts and other library material.
For more information, please visit the University Libraries website.
Mansfield College has a central computing room located close to the main College library. There are 10 PC based systems available for use by undergraduates. There are printers available one of which is colour. Within two of the libraries there are computer terminals available should you require somewhere quiet to work. All of these machines provide quick and free access to the internet.
Within the main library, JCR and various other locations around the site laptops can connect to the internet using the OWL-VPN Wireless signal.
The central Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS) offers a range of facilities and training. These include one hour lunchtime workshops or more in-depth courses that run over a period of several weeks. For more information please click here.
OUCS provide certain software, such as Sophos Antivirus, free to students under a site licence agreement. All undergraduates are issued with their own email address and can apply for web space when they arrive in Oxford.
Oxford's museums and collections are world renowned. They provide an important resource for scholars internationally, and welcome visits from members of the public.
Please visit Oxford's Museums and Collections website to find out more.
The Oxford University Language Centre provides resources and services for members of the University who need foreign languages for their study, research or personal interest.
For further details, please visit the Language Centre website.