Since 2019, the mission of the Library has been given sharper focus not only in how it supports the research of the Hall’s members but also in developing a closer relationship with other collections within the University and Church communities. Particular attention is now being given to:
- Modern Catholic Theology. The Collection houses an extensive range of original language copies of some of the major Catholic theologians of the twentieth century, reinforced by the purchase of appropriate secondary literature.
- Jesuit Studies and Ignatian Spirituality. These sections will include classic sources, such as found in the Monumenta Historica Societatis Iesu, as well as an up to date, multi-lingual collection in contemporary Ignatian Spirituality.
- Laudato Si’ and integral ecology. Campion’s focus will be to provide resources in the theological and philosophical aspects of the discipline.
- Catholic social thought and ethics, with a special focus on refugees and peacebuilding
Additionally, recognising the link with Lutyens and the artwork in the Campion Chapel, we have a small, interesting collection of art books housed in a separate room on the first floor and relevant material is added to it on a limited scale.
All members of the Hall are encouraged to recommend books for purchase, and the Librarian is happy to assist with general queries.
Entries in the card catalogue are being retrospectively converted to SOLO, the public catalogue of the collections of the libraries of the University of Oxford; the most used sections of the library have now been processed.
In addition to the physical library resources all members of the Hall have full access to the online resources of the University, including e-books, e-journals and databases, through the University libraries catalogue, SOLO.