Ms Leanne Grainger

Department: Libraries and Archives

College appointment: Senior Assistant Librarian

Role in the College

Leanne works across all of Magdalen’s Libraries and is responsible for reader services, cataloguing gifts, project work, and providing overall support for the everyday running of the library services. This is in addition to maintaining and developing the online content and presence of the Libraries & Archives, which includes social media, e-newsletter, website, blog, and online exhibitions.


Leanne gained a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from Aberystwyth University and an MRes in Complexity Sciences from the University of Bristol before pursuing librarianship. While working in libraries she completed an MA in Library and Information Services Management at the University of Sheffield. She has previously worked in public libraries, at Christ Church Library, Oxford, and prior to coming to Magdalen in September 2021 was Assistant Librarian at St Hilda’s College, Oxford.