Search Oxford Libraries Online (SOLO) is the online catalogue for Oxford University’s libraries, including the Bodleian Libraries and most college and faculty libraries.

Use SOLO to search:

  • the resources of most Oxford University libraries, including books and e-books, articles, databases and media
  • materials received by the Bodleian Libraries via electronic legal deposit (eLD)
  • research papers and theses deposited in the Oxford Research Archive (ORA)

SOLO does not search:

Special collections

The Bodleian Libraries' map collections and many of the rare books we hold can be searched on SOLO. However, manuscripts, archives and printed ephemera are not listed on SOLO – there are separate catalogues for these. Find out more about the available catalogues and finding aids.

Sign into SOLO

We recommend that you log into SOLO before searching. If you are a member of Oxford University you will need to log in to access subscription e-resources, as some publishers strictly limit access to to members of subscribing institutions.

By signing into SOLO, you will also be able to see your personalised options for items that can be borrowed, including how long you can borrow the item for.

Your SOLO account

You can use SOLO to manage your library loans. Log into My SOLO to renew items, check item due dates, see items you have requested, and more.

Learn more about signing into SOLO and using your SOLO account.

Guide and help

For more detailed information about how to use SOLO, visit our SOLO guide. To get immediate help during working hours, chat to us via Live Chat (find it on SOLO or at the bottom of this page) or talk to a member of library staff.


If you have feedback, including questions, comments or requests, or if you notice anything unusual about the information in SOLO, please email