Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

Induction: the College Library and Bodleian

The College Library

At the start of term, you will have an in-person College Library induction. Further details, including a date and time for your induction, will be communicated to you by email.

Please complete this short murder mystery-themed task to help you get acquainted with the Search Oxford Libraries Online (SOLO) system, which is how you will access the materials you need for your Oxford University course. You will only be able to complete the SOLO task once you have your Single Sign On (SSO). This must be completed before your in-person Library induction.

Please note that the Library will be closed for the whole of Michaelmas 2023 for an accessibility improvement project. Please watch the video below for a temporary library in Bear Lane.

The Bodleian Libraries

Libraries will play a big part during your time at Oxford, whether providing access to online articles on your reading list or helping you find that elusive book. The Bodleian Libraries is the library service supporting the University and can help you get the most out of your course. A short 30-minute webinar has been scheduled into your timetable to introduce you to the Bodleian Libraries and how they can help you. This will take place via Microsoft Teams. There is no need to register; just click the link in your timetable to join. You will get the best experience by joining via the Teams desktop app, but you can join via a browser too (Google Chrome is recommended). If you have any accessibility requirements you would like to declare, please contact

Additionally, you can attend a tour of your subject library. Details are on Getting Started webpage where you can also watch a brief welcome video. For details of the library/libraries for your subject area, visit the Libraries webpage.

Where next?

  • Explore the Lincoln Library with our virtual tourRead more
  • Learn more about the College LibraryRead more
  • Discover our historic collections with Lincoln UnlockedRead more