E welcome all researchers interested in the history of Oxford University Press. Please contact the Archive in advance of your visit to discuss your research. See our Contact page for details.




The Archive is situated at Oxford University Press in Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, and archival items are produced for researchers in OUP's library. We are open 9.00am-5.00pm Monday-Friday but are closed on English Bank Holidays and for the period between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.

For people with mobility difficulties, free parking can usually be provided at the Press. Please contact the Archive in advance of your visit to arrange this.

The Archive operates a discretionary 30-year closure period on unpublished material in the collection.

All researchers agree to the following conditions when using the Archive:

  • To sign a form recognising OUP's copyright for the reproduction of information or images from the Archive, whether in hard copy or on the internet.
  • To use only pencil or laptop computer to make notes from archival material. Photocopying is available, and digital photography allowed, with permission from Archive staff.
  • Not to consume food and drink in the Library.
  • Not to remove any archival item from the Library without permission from Archive staff.
  • Not to damage or mark any archival item.
  • To return all Archive items to Archive or Library staff at the end of each visit or working day.


Please contact the Archive if you have further queries about using the collection.