The John Moussouris Library

Books in the St Cross Library - The John Moussouris Library - are arranged according to a subject classification called the Dewey Decimal System. It is often used in public libraries so you might have met it before. Within each section they are arranged alphabetically by the author's surname.

All the books are catalogued on to the union catalogue, OLIS (Oxford Library Information System) and findable via SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online).

There is a self-issue machine there so you can borrow books at any time. The Library has several desks and two large work tables giving 26 study places. New Book and the Display for the Term are on display here. There are also 16 study places in the Breakout Room, where there is a coffee machine and room for group discussions. There is Wifi access for laptops.

The Breakout Room: The Douglas and Catherine Wigdor Room

The James Currey Collection in the Douglas and Catherine Wigdor Room


The Librarian circulates a monthly list of newly-arrived books, which go on the New Books display, and there is also a termly display of books on a particular topic. 

Contact Us

Write an email to contact either the Librarian (Philippa Taney) or the Student Library Assistant (Siyu Chen).