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Vere Harmsworth Library

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Phone  +44 1865 282700
Founded  2001
Vere Harmsworth Library
Address  Rothermere American Institute, 1a S Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3UB, UK
Hours  Closed today SundayClosedMonday9AM–7PMTuesday9AM–7PMWednesday9AM–7PMThursday9AM–7PMFriday9AM–7PMSaturday10AM–2PMSuggest an edit
Similar  Bodleian Library, Oxford Central Library, Rotherme American Institute, Oxford Union, Westgate Shopping Centre

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The Vere Harmsworth Library is a dependent library of the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

The library is the University's principal research library for the study of United States history and politics and is housed on the upper floors of the Rothermere American Institute, located on South Parks Road in central Oxford, England. It is named in honour of Vere Harmsworth, 3rd Viscount Rothermere, chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust, who was prominent in raising funds and support for the construction of the building.

The Vere Harmsworth Library has an extensive collection of printed primary and secondary literature, and a wide range of microfilm and online primary sources. About 80% of the library's printed collection is available as open-shelf material, with the remainder, including all works published before 1920, held underground in a climate-controlled bookstack. The library and institute were opened by US President Bill Clinton in May 2001.

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