Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford
Tel: +44 (0)1865 277150
Hours: Monday to Friday 9-7, Saturday 10-4
Digital photography is permitted subject to minor restrictions.

Special collections are mainly housed in one of the reading rooms in the new Weston Library. All users of the Bodleian Libraries require a library card. Details of the information and photograph required for this should be checked on the Bodleian website before arriving. Most categories of users will need a letter of introduction and proof of identity and address.

A wide range of collections are available, including rich oldings in Commonwealth and African areas.

There are detailed listings of archives and manuscripts available online, with many of these having detailed inventories also accessible online. See the early and modern manuscripts finding aids at

The information provided by the online resources backed where needed by email contact will enable detailed preparation before any planned visit.

Last updated: 1 January 2018