Libraries & Other Spaces

As an Oxford student, you will have access to most faculty libraries throughout the city, with all of these normally in operation from 8am-9pm (although these hours may vary depending on the library). Additionally, as a member of Exeter College, you will also be able to use the college library 24/7. Despite its historical-looking exterior, Exeter’s library has been recently renovated to bring its facilities firmly into the twenty-first century. It is due to reopen at the start of Michaelmas 2023. There are also multiple smaller computer rooms and study spaces at Exeter, which some students choose to use with friends.

In addition to the many study spaces on Exeter’s main site on Turl Street, the college also boasts the architecturally-acclaimed Cohen Quad, which is around a ten minute walk from college. The Cohen Quad is not only home to many Exeter students in their second year and beyond, but also contains multiple meeting rooms, which are often used for conferences and academic discussions. There are also plenty of places for students to study in the Cohen Quad, but many students also find it a convenient space to socialise, or grab a bite to eat in the cafe.

The Junior Common Room (JCR) is a communal space which many JCR students use to socialise, relax, or indeed even study. JCR committee meetings and society events are often also held here too. Stocked with vending machines, lots of coffee, and a small kitchen, the JCR is often considered the undergraduate social hub at Exeter College.

The student-run Undercroft Bar is located beneath the dining hall and is managed by the amazing Vilmos, who when not pouring a cheap pint, can be seen crafting the latest (and greatest) deals on drinks. The college bar often hosts events such as BOPs, Live Music Nights, quizzes and society socials to name a few.

The library can be seen here on the right, opening out into the Fellows’ Garden.

Photo credits: Freddie Crichton-Miller