The English Faculty Library might be ugly, but it’s beloved. Take this video from a musical at Oxford a few years ago, replete with Theory jokes:
As you can probably guess it was built in the 1960s. But after recent construction work involving lots of scaffolding and banging, it will (probably) not sink into the Thames. With 105,000 volumes it’s a wonderful resource for those studying English, and you can even check books out (something you cannot do at the Old Bodleian, below)! Although personally I think the 12-book limit is a bit stingy. It’s bright and open and has some of the largest work surfaces I have seen at any library in Oxford!
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