Book request form

Balliol students can request books for purchase by the Library. We can often get books within one or two days so let us know if a book request is urgent.

Undergraduates: You can make requests directly by speaking to a member of Library staff or by emailing the title, author and date of publication to library@balliol.ox.ac.uk. Or you can use this form: just click here and fill in the details.

Occasionally we might seek the advice of your tutor before purchasing your recommendation.

Postgraduates: You can also make requests directly by speaking to a member of Library staff or emailing the title, author and date of publication to library@balliol.ox.ac.uk. Please remember that many department libraries also accept suggestions and may be the most appropriate place for very specialized books, but the Library does regularly buy books for postgraduates, and each request will be evaluated individually.