The Oxford Scriptorium

Building a Reader Community at Pusey House Library


  • Jessica Woodward Pusey House, Oxford, Uk


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Pusey House Library is a reference library in the centre of Oxford, UK. It forms part of Pusey House, an independent institution founded in 1884 to keep alive the theological legacy of Oxford Movement leader Dr Edward Bouverie-Pusey (1800-1882). Pusey House offers Anglo-Catholic worship at its Chapel, while the Library and associated Archive are open to all researchers – university-affiliated or independent – who wish to learn about Anglo-Catholicism or simply to enjoy a peaceful, historic study space. The Library holds over 75,000 volumes, ranging from a 1475 incunable originally owned by Dr Pusey to newly published monographs. The specialisms of the collection remain true to Dr Pusey’s personal interests: church history, patristics, liturgy, and doctrinal theology.




How to Cite

Woodward, J. (2023). The Oxford Scriptorium: Building a Reader Community at Pusey House Library. BETH Bulletin: European Theological Librarianship, 1(1), 85–88. Retrieved from