The Oxford Union Society Library is unique in that it is run by its members, for its members. Mainly, this takes the form of two committees. Full details on the library’s Mission Statement and Collection Development Policy can be found here and here.

The Library Committee

Meeting weekly during term time, the Library Committee is chaired by the Junior Librarian. Its remit is to select new stock for the Library, to identify material for withdrawal and to discuss any other issues which impact on the day-to-day operation of the Library.

In addition to the Junior Librarian, the Senior Librarian, the Librarian-in-Charge, the Trainee Librarian (Minutes Secretary) and a representative of Standing Committee, the Committee has numerous junior and senior members.

Library Committee membership is available to all Oxford Union Society members and the Committee is always keen to hear from those interested.

To find out more, email the Librarian or the Librarian-in-Charge.

The Library Strategy Committee

The Library Strategy Committee is chaired by the Senior Librarian and meets once a term.

Its remit is to advise on issues concerning the long term strategic development of the library service. The Committee also approves the annual library strategy document.

The Library Strategy Committee consists of in no particular order:

The President
The Senior Librarian (Chair)
The Librarian
The Librarian Elect
The Ex-Librarian
The Librarian-in-Charge
Nominee of Bodley’s Librarian
Nominees of Chairman of Board of Curators
Nominees of the Library Committee
The Bursar
The Deputy Librarian (Secretary)
The OLDUT representative