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Aug. 1st, 2007

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From:johnckirk
Date:August 1st, 2007 10:28 am (UTC)
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That's a shame, and it does surprise me. When I was in Durham, the university library only had classic works of literature, but the college had a small fiction library (a suitcase kept under someone's bed). However, the town library was pretty good, and I was able to get most of the Discworld novels there, as well as various Asimov stories. Imperial has ICSF: are there any equivalent societies in Oxford that could maintain their own library?
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From:susannahf
Date:August 1st, 2007 10:37 am (UTC)
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Catz library had a small fiction section (like, a shelf), but Keble only has highbrow Edifying Litrichure as far as I can tell.
I guess they assume we can all afford to avail ourselves of the fine selection of retail outlets at our disposal. In fact, the Oxfam bookshop can probably give the central library a run for it's money - and certainly on the SF front.
It's possible that all the fiction stuff is out at the other libraries, which are closer where most non-university people live.
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