The Codrington Library is an academic library in the city of Oxford, England. It is the library of All Souls College (a constituent college of the University of Oxford). The library in its current form was endowed by Christopher Codrington (1668–1710), a Fellow of the college who amassed his fortune through plantation slavery. The library was completed in 1751, and has been in continuous use by scholars since then. It is a grade I listed building. The modern collection comprises some 185,000 items, about a third of which were produced before 1800. The library's collections are particularly strong in Law, European History, Ecclesiastical History, Military History, and Classics. There is an expanding collection devoted to sociological topics and the History of Science. Unusually for an Oxford college library, access to the Codrington is open to all members of the University, subject to registration. The library contains one of the most significant collections of manuscript and early printed books in the United Kingdom, and attracts scholars from around the world.