About us

The Library pub was founded in 2011 by two Oxford pub veterans to offer a unique independently run pub on the Cowley Road. This means we can offer a great selection of craft beers and spirits which you’ll be lucky to find anywhere else, as well as pop-up kitchens and live music events.

What kind of Library stays open until midnight every night, serves craft beer and has banging tunes? The best damn Library in town!

Opening hours:

Mon – Sun: 4pm – midnight

*please note that children and people under the age of 18 are not permitted on the premises after 7pm*


Unfortunately our premises contains many staircases (both internally and at the entrances) and is without the space for a dedicated accessible toilet facility and due to the age of the building it hasn’t been possible to improve in this regard. We are however more than happy to do anything we can to accommodate all customers. Please feel free to give us a call about any accessibility issues you may have with our venue!

How to find us

We’re located on the busy Cowley Road of East Oxford just a few doors down from the O2 Academy. See the map below for the exact location.


Contact info

Address:182 Cowley Road, OX4 1UE

Tel:01865 241776

General queries: