Green Templeton College’s library is located on the ground floor of the Walton Building on McAlpine quad.

Green Templeton College Library. Photo (c) John Cairns

The library’s three reading rooms are open to college members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing quiet study spaces and access to our book collections. Visitors from other colleges may be admitted to consult material that’s not available through the Bodleian Libraries or departmental libraries. Please contact library staff to make an appointment.


As well as a large book collection reflecting the courses taken by Green Templeton students, the library has a number of smaller collections which provide a holistic approach to student support:

Wellbeing Collection

These books cover a variety of subjects including managing stress, mindfulness, dealing with anxiety and building happiness.

Maarifa Collection

Maarifa is Swahili for knowledge. This collection celebrates Black history, culture, writers and experiences.​

LGBTQ+ Collection

These books focus on the culture, stories, history and politics of the international LGBTQ+ population. ​

Disability Studies Collection

The collection includes inspirational stories of people living with disabilities as well as books on how to support those with disabilities. There is also a set of neurodiversity books, which have been chosen and paid for by the GCR.

FemTech Collection

Oxford’s first FemTech collection with books on women’s health and technology.

Health Humanities Collection

These books focus on the relationship between the arts, humanities, healthcare, health and well-being.

Medical equipment library

The Library has a number of ophthalmoscopes, otoscopes, tuning forks and pen torches which medical students can borrow. There is also a full-size anatomical skeleton in one of the reading rooms


Library staff are available Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00 and provide a number of services:

Book Requests (college sign-on required)

New books are added to the library every week and library staff welcome requests and suggestions from college members.

Click and Collect

A service allowing college members to request Green Templeton books via the library catalogue for collection at a later time.

Scan & Deliver (college sign-on required)

An electronic document delivery service, which allows college members to request scans from material held in the library.

Literature Search Support (college sign-on required)

Library staff offer literature search support to help navigate the wealth of online resources available at the University.

More information about the Library on the Intranet (college sign-on required).