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Oxford Central Library

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A great modernized library

Central Library (now known as County Library) has finally had a well needed refresh and... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
Library was lovely

Canteen staff were just rude and I would not go there for a coffee again. They had no angers and a... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Michelle G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 Mar 2018
“A great modernized library”
21 May 2018
“Great Public Library ”
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Central Library 2 Westgate, Oxford OX1 1DJ, England
+44 1865 815509
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The public library in Oxford is fantastic since reopening in the Westgate shopping centre. The collection of books is expansive as is the collection of audio CDs. There are daily papers and many pcs for guest/member use (as well as printing facilities at 20p per...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Central Library (now known as County Library) has finally had a well needed refresh and modernization as part of the Westgate redevelopment. The library has been brought into the modern age, and not only is there ample more space for our beloved books, there are...More

1  Thank katlo13
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Oxford central library is a modern building that is located near to westgate shopping centre and has great facilities. Well set out and of course, quiet.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The library itself is spacious, comfortable and conveniently located at the main entrance to the new Westgate shopping centre. The service is excellent - the shelves are well stocked with current and evergreen literature, and with things like comic books, DVDs, etc., and I have...More

Thank Fredibus
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Oxford central library remains unfortunately unscathed by the recent redevelopment still unbelievably no access for wheelchairs, was the refurbishment kept secret from them? Oxfordshire’s flagship public library surely deserves a 21st Century facelift or maybe just a new lift

3  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I remember the old library.It was just the same.Same lifts,same department layout,its just been given a make over but is practically the same. It appears to have been missed off entirely of the large pillar maps at the entrance to Westgate as despite 10 minutes...More

2  Thank lazenlondonuk
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Canteen staff were just rude and I would not go there for a coffee again. They had no angers and a permanent attitude problem

1  Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The town of Oxford is a must see stop while in the UK. A lot of history. We travelled there with Evan Evans Tours. Highly recommended

Thank micdado
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

This is the biggest library in the area and is centrally located in Oxford City Centre (by the old Westgate centre). As well as books for just about everything including a vast selection of travel guides it houses local information, computers and photocopies. Only problem...More

Thank AlexJ262
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This Central Library would be the first place for any tourist to visit. A vast amount of pamphlets and books on Oxford; computers to look up any more information, including extensive Family History records. The staff are extremely helpful. the reading rooms are light and...More

Thank Mary s
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