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Oxford Central Library

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Wide range of books

I found a wide range of books here and helpful staff. I was able to find the books I wanted and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oxford, United Kingdom
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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
Kate L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“Wide range of books ”
16 Mar 2018
“A great modernized library”
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Central Library 2 Westgate, Oxford OX1 1DJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found a wide range of books here and helpful staff. I was able to find the books I wanted and liked the layout. They also have an app which I used to see if the books I wanted were at that library or located...More

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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 Kate L
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 timbW941JO
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
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