Your university and city on the move
A wealth of information from across the University and City of Oxford.
Whoever you are, Mobile Oxford is your central guide to help you do your day-to-day tasks. Whether it's finding a library book, checking the next bus or even finding what time the nearest post box is collected Mobile Oxford is for you.
You don't need a fancy phone
A device with a web browser is all you need to be able to use most of the features below. Of course if you're lucky enough to own a smartphone you can use more advanced features like your GPS.
Use it now by visiting
using your mobile device's web browser, preview on your computer or click on and scan a 2D barcode below
Jump to a feature:
Oxford Wireless Access
Did you know that if you're a member of Oxford University, you have free access to the
international 'Eduroam' wireless (WiFi) network?
Learn how to use Eduroam
Find pubs, libraries, colleges and a huge number of other points of interest from around the city in Places.
You can search by name, by category with places and by proximity using your phone's GPS or place name/postcode.
Places you can find
- Oxford University
- Colleges and PPHs
- Post boxes
- Post offices
- Places to eat
- Swimming pools
- Sports centres
- Punt Hire
- Bicycle Racks
- Bus Stops
- Car Parks
- Park and Rides
- Taxi Ranks
- Train Stations
Find your nearest post box and even the collection time (for most postboxes inside the ring road).
Places to go punting from
How to find things near you
1. Let your phone find position, or enter it in.
2. Find things nearby.
3. Select a category.
4. Get information about the place, including real time bus times at bus stops!
Search Oxford University's extensive library collections on the move. If you have a phone that supports geo-location, Library search will show you a map of the libraries with availability of your book*.
Tip: The 'Universal search' box on the front page will automatically search for a book if you enter its ISBN.
*Be aware that you may not have access to all libraries (especially those contained in colleges).
1. Search for a book
2. Find the right edition
3. See where you can find the book in relation to you.
With one click you can not get the current status of all five of Oxford's park and rides, Oxford's live rail departure or arrivals board, BBC Road Travel Alerts and live bus information for your five nearest bus stops or favourite bus stops
Park and Ride Status
WebLearn Mobile Preview
With this "preview" version of WebLearn mobile you can book 'sign-up' events that have been set up by your WebLearn site manager e.g. Tutorials by a course tutor.
We use a technology called "oAuth" to let you access very limited parts of WebLearn through Mobile Oxford without having to re-enter your password every time. To do this, follow the instructions on screen when you first click on the "Sign-Ups" tool (as seen in these screenshots). If at anytime you want to stop your phone having access to your WebLearn account you may stop it by using the instructions on Mobile Oxford or in WebLearn follow the "My workspace"->"Trusted applications" to remove Mobile Oxford.
1.The first page in the one-time authorisation process
2. Select your appropriate account type. NB: Whenever logging into any service, make sure the URL (the address) is one you recognise.
3. WebLearn then asks you to confirm that you want to be able to access WebLearn through Mobile Oxford.
4. Then you can book events!
You will find effective search boxes on all the key pages across Mobile Oxford, but they are a little smarter than you might think!
Front page 'Universal Search'
You will find this search box which searches all of Mobile Oxford on the front page.
'App specific' searches
On each app (e.g. "Podcasts" or "Places") you will find another search box. These search boxes will only search the contents of that specific app i.e. if you search for "History of Art" inside the "Podcasts" app, it will only show you podcasts related to the search.
The 'Universal search' Box
The search box found in the 'News' app
- Bus Stop Numbers
- Typing in a bus stop number will take you straight to that stop's real time information page
- Oxontime numbers (as on all bus stops in Oxfordshire) e.g. "69328969", a city centre bus stop number e.g. "E3", or an ATCO code e.g. "69328969".
- ISBN/ISSN Numbers
- Type in an ISBN/ISSN number and Mobile Oxford will run a Library Search for you.
- Type in a post code and you can use it as a starting point for finding things near by in the "Places" app.
BBC Weather with a three day forecast and live observations from RAF Benson.
Want to know when your exam results have been released but don't want to keep logging into a computer? Check out Results Releases to see when your results have been released wherever you are.
Check status updates from Computing Services and Library Services.
Quick and mobile optimised access to feeds from around the University are available here. Images are resized to fit your device and are designed to be quick to load.
Tip: you can search all our news items by using the search box at the top of the news page or the universal search on the front page.
Don't see your favourite University news source? Drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to put it up.
iPhone Tip: When you click on 'podcasts' you will be asked whether you'd like to use your built in iTunes App to browse our podcasts. This gives you a few advantages like being able to queue downloads and store them in your library.