The library is maintained for the primary use of undergraduates and aims to acquire core texts for all undergraduate and graduate courses taught at the College. If you would like to make a recommendation, please email the librarians at email@example.com. Alternatively email your tutors asking them to forward details to us if they support the recommendation.
All books in the library are included in the electronic catalogue, SOLO, which in turn forms part of the wider Oxford University libraries network. The library is wired for access to electronic library resources and to the Internet. There are 6 computer terminals, including a catalogue PC, a high-quality printers and a photocopy/scanner/printer machine available in the library for students’ use and wireless connectivity for laptop users. New books are constantly being added to the College Library, at the recommendation of either Tutors or students and from undergraduate and graduate reading lists. A separate College Law library houses law reports and journals.
From the 19th of July, readers will be still required to wear masks inside the Library, follow the social distancing measures, use the sanitizer facilities in place. They will still be required to book their desks and request books via SOLO using the Click and collect service. These measures will be updated from September when students will start coming back to College. Please, check the website, your emails and the Socials for any news.
Students in Oxford
The Library is open
Please, book your desk here: https://mrbs.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/, see the “Using the Library” paragraph below.
and reserve your books via SOLO using the Click and Collect service, see the videos and the “Borrowing and returning Books” paragraph below.
Students working remotely or unable to visit the Library
Please, get in touch for:
We will discuss with you the options for any of the above services.
2. Studying in the Library
Using St Catherine’s College Library and Studying in the Library: new regulations.
Panopto interactive videos.
Despite its modern foundation, St. Catherine’s College has an important Archive. The role of the College Archive is to preserve a record of the life of the College – both an institutional record, and a less formal picture of the life of the College community.
The Archive contains a small number of records related to the Delegacy and a larger number related to the foundation of the College, in addition to administrative records. The Archive primarily collects material relating to students, events in college, and commentary on the architecture.
The Archive is looked after by Barbara Costa, College Archivist, on two afternoons per week, currently Monday and Wednesday from 2.30-5.30pm.
For enquiries and appointments, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 01865 281588
IMPORTANT: currently, we are not able to process new external donations. Sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause.
Please, reserve your printed books with the Click and Collect system on SOLO (Monday-Sunday).
Please, return your books in the designated crates on the Library ground floor.
These will be quarantined for 72 hours (3 days) before being re-shelved by Library staff and becoming available again.
If you find charges in your account, please, email us and they will be waived promptly. Sorry if we miss this! Get in touch with us if this is the case.
You are not permitted to browse books in the Library
If you want to consult a confined/reference book, or you need an additional book that you have not reserved through the Click and Collect system, you cannot pick it up from the shelves. Please, email the Library at email@example.com (preferred) or make an enquiry at the enquiry desk.
IMPORTANT. SELF-ISOLATING STUDENTS.
Self-isolating students can borrow library books through the Click and Collect service, or sending an email to the library, Monday-Friday 9am-3pm. A student from the College “Buddy system for quarantining students” is contacted by the librarians to take the books outside the self-isolating students rooms inside a bag provided by the Library.
Self-isolating students need to contact the librarians when they finish with their books and place them outside their rooms inside the original bag provided by the Library. A student from the College “Buddy system for quarantining students” is contacted by the librarians to pick up the returning books that will be quarantined for 72 hours before being re-shelved.
IMPORTANT: SUMMER VACATION
The Library is currently open
Please, check this website, your emails, Twitter and Facebook regularly for updates.
Please, follow the instructions on how to use the Library, as in “Borrowing and returning Books” and “Using the Library” paragraphs.
The library maintains term-time hours from 0th week in Michaelmas Term through 9th or 10th week in Trinity Term, with the exception of Christmas and Easter closure periods. Any changes to this will be posted on the library door, website, and social media pages.
Please, book your desk slot at https://mrbs.stcatz.ox.ac.uk, using your College username and password.
There are 56 numbered desks available: 16 on the ground floor; 20 in the Galleries, 10 in the seminar rooms, 10 in the computer room. All desks have lights and plugs for electronic devices, apart from the 10 desks in the seminar rooms where there are 4 plugs in each room. Five desks in the computer room have PCs.
You can book a maximum of six 1 hour slots per day up to two weeks in advance.
IMPORTANT: Please, delete your booking if you cannot use the desk, as it will become available for other students.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Help to keep the building clean and safe by:
All students at St Catherine’s College are provided with an account on the college NetWare servers, this username and password combination allows access to the computers in the Library, JCR and Staircase 18 computer rooms mentioned below. More information can be found here.
Library Computer Room: 08:30 – 23:55 but must be booked via https://mrbs.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/mrbs/
Staircase 18 Computer Room Closed
JCR Email room: 08:00-24:00
The opening hours of the library and JCR, when different, supersede those given here.
There are three rooms in college equipped for computers for use by students:
A small charge is levied for printing to cover the cost of consumables and is paid for in advance via the uPay system. Students will be advised of the current charging scheme on arrival. This is currently 4 pence per sheet of A4 black-and-white printing and 10 pence per sheet for colour printing, also A4.
Common software packages that are available to students include Microsoft and Corel Office suites for general word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation preparation; eXceed for running X-windows, and SPSS for statistics. Each user is allocated 10GB of disk space on a central fileserver; this is quite generous and extensions will only rarely be considered and then only if sufficient resources are available. Files stored on local disks should not be considered secure nor safe from deletion.
All students are given a username and password for access to networked computers. Without the correct combination it is impossible to log on to any computer and use your home directory. Students wishing to make use of the College email facilities must first register individually for an email account with Oxford University Computing Services, email account details are generally provided on arrival for those starting a course at Catz. Once these details are obtained, a variety of email packages are available for use on personally owned computers; instructions for configuring popular email packages is provided by OUCS With regard to PCs found in computer rooms, email should only be used on the machines set aside for that purpose within the email room. Internet access is also available from machines within the student computer rooms.
All student rooms have data-points for connection to the Internet. These are standard RJ-45 sockets operating at either 100Mb/s or 1Gb/s. Students wishing to connect their machines to the data network must register their machines – this process can be conducted online via web-form and does not require a prior visit to the IT office.
Student views on matters of college computing are aired to the IT Committee by two representatives, one from the JCR and another from the MCR. Matters that require prompt resolution should be directed to the appropriate student representative, or, when necessary, the College IT Officer. General information regarding computing issues specific to the college network may be found on posters distributed in the student computing rooms. For additional IT information, please contact us. For news about changes in how IT is provided at St Catherine’s please follow our Catz IT twitterfeed.
College members may print to networked printers via either document submission by e-mail or uploading to a web portal. Accepted formats include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, and TXT . Users wishing to print other file formats should either convert the document to PDF format prior to submission, or print locally in one of the College’s computer rooms.
Send an e-mail with the documents attached that you would like to print, to firstname.lastname@example.org , submitted jobs will then be queued until released. Please note that print jobs may only be submitted from your primary University account.
After submitting your print job visit here, login (using your College network credentials), select the ‘My Print Jobs’ tab where you will be able to select your desired destination printer and available (advanced) options such specifying pages, duplexing, or forced monochrome printing.
Using your preferred web browser visit here, login (using your College network credentials), and select the ‘Web Print’ tab.
Select whether you wish to print a particular web page (in which case enter the appropriate URL in the field provided), or a specific file. In the latter case ‘Browse’ for the desired file and once selected click on the ‘Next’ button after which you will be able to select your desired destination printer and available (advanced) options such specifying pages, duplexing, or forced monochrome printing.
In case of difficulties please contact the College’s I.T. staff.