e welcome all archival researchers interested in the history of Oxford University Press. Please contact us in advance of your visit to discuss your research.




The Archive Department are happy to advise on matters of Press history, including print history, book history, and OED history. The Archive operates a discretionary 30-year closure period on unpublished material in the collection. All archival researchers are required to sign a research form before being allowed access to items in the collection.

Booking a visit: Anyone wishing to conduct archival research must book a timeslot in advance. Archival items are made available in OUP's in-house library. Please see our contact page for further information.

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Closed on English Bank Holidays and between Christmas Eve and New Years' Day.

Access: The library is situated at Oxford University Press in Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, and accessed via reception. There is a small flight of stairs to reception - visitors with a mobility or visual impairment can contact us in advance to arrange alternative access. Both the reception and library are wheelchair-accessible and we have toilet facilities on site, including a disabled toilet.