Resourcing the College Library

The library is a central resource and learning space for all members of College. Demand for library provision at LMH is likely to rise as more graduates will be living in College. Meanwhile, the number of reader spaces in central university libraries declines as libraries merge.

How does LMH Library fare against other college libraries?

  1. The book purchasing budget (£27,000) is significantly smaller than most other Oxford colleges (the average is £42,000).  An extra £15,000 per annum is needed to raise our budget to the average for a college of our size.

  2. LMH is one of only 6 colleges with a single qualified librarian and only 4 colleges have less than two full-time staff members. A second full-time qualified Assistant Librarian would help us better support our students.

Student in LMH library
LMH Library

Making a gift

Gifts towards the LMH Library will enable us to increase the investment necessary to ensure that our provision is equal to that for students in other colleges. To find out more about our library click here.