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The Pusey House Library is a hidden gem in Oxford.


The Library began with Dr Pusey's personal collection of rare books, bought by his friends after his death. Since 1884, we have continually expanded with the latest theological and historical scholarship. We now hold over 75,000 volumes.

Our main specialism is the history of the Oxford Movement, but we also have extensive holdings in patristics, liturg
y, doctrinal theology and broader Church history.

To sign up as a new reader, please fill out the form

here. If you prefer, you can email to ask for the form to be sent to you or we also have a paper form at the librarian's desk. Please bring along a form of photo ID on your first visit. If you have an 'in date' University card, that can be used as your Pusey House Library reader card. We have paper reader cards if not, at the main desk. 


Please take a moment to read the library guidelines, on the board as you come in on the right, or online following the link below, to keep things running smoothly for everyone.


The library is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 5:25pm. We hope you enjoy using the library.


The Archive contains extensive material on the Tractarians and the Oxford Movement, records of a number of Anglo-Catholic societies and monastic orders, letters and papers of numerous notable Anglicans, and memorabilia of Pusey himself. 


The Pusey memorabilia includes a large number of letters transcribed by Henry Parry Liddon for his Life of Pusey, the manuscript of which is also held. Some of the autograph letters which Liddon transcribed and returned to their owners have now been lost, which lends the transcriptions an added importance.

Our St John Henry Newman papers are fully digitised on the NINS Digital Collections platform. We are very grateful to the USA's National Institute for Newman Studies for their generous support of this project.

Visits to the Pusey House Archive are by appointment only. Please contact for more information.



SOLO is the easiest place to find out which modern books and journals we have.


Catalogues of many archival collections are downloadable from Blogspot.

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Our LibGuide contains lots more information on how to navigate the collections.


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