The Secrets of St Hugh’s Library | University of Oxford

The Secrets of St Hugh’s Library

Nora Khayi
St Hugh's College
St Margaret's Road

Howard Piper Library

Gallery tours / talks

Originally located in a small room in Norham Gardens, St Hugh’s Library moved to the Main Building in 1916 and then to its current location in 1936.

Packed with treasurers such as John Gould’s The Birds of Great Britain and Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, The Howard Piper Library tells a hidden story of Women and Oxford at the dawn of the twentieth century. This guided tour will unlock its secrets and offer a unique glimpse into a long-lost world.

Ms Nora Khayi was Assistant Librarian at St Hugh’s College in 2009 before becoming Librarian in 2013. She previously worked at the Taylor Institution Library and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and a member of various library committees in the South East of England.