Bodleian Library


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Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
England

  • Communications Office: 01865 277627
  • Exhibitions: 01865 277178

The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. It includes the principal University library – the Bodleian Library – which has been a legal deposit library for 400 years, as well as 27 libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries. Together, the Libraries hold more than 13 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding special collections including rare books and manuscripts, classical papyri, maps, music, art and printed ephemera. Members of the public can explore the collections via the Bodleian’s online image portal at digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk or by visiting the exhibition galleries in the Bodleian’s Weston Library. For more information, visit www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00 Sat 9.00-17.00 Sun 11.00-17.00

Charges:

Admission Free

Upcoming events:

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Library with public access
  • Mail order service available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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