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FAQs about admission to the libraries:

How can I access the Bodleian Libraries (including the Bodleian)?
I am an alumnus of Oxford University. How can I renew my Bodleian ticket?
I am an undergraduate at another UK university. Can I use the Bodleian Libraries?
I am undertaking research which means that I need to consult manuscript or early printed material. What do I need to do to gain access to such material?
I need to use the Bodleian Libraries and intend to apply for membership. Will all the items I need be available for me to consult when I arrive?

FAQs about library catalogues and electronic resources

How can I find out which books are held in your library?
I have the found the title of the book I want on SOLO, but donít know where it is.
I have heard that most of your books are kept in warehouses, and have to be ordered. How can I tell the difference between books already in the libraries and those in these warehouses?
I need to use the Bodleian Libraries and intend to apply for membership. Will all the items I need be available for me to consult when I arrive?
I am trying to order a journal part using SOLO: how do I specify the part I want.
I am trying to make a stack request, but I donít know what my password is.
I am trying to access an electronic journal, but I am being asked for a login and password. How can I see the article I need?
How can I access electronic resources from outside the library and the Oxford University network?

FAQs about copying:

I would like a photocopy of a journal article/chapter from a book which you appear to hold in your library. I am not a member of the Bodleian Libraries. How can I do this?
How can I have a copy made of part of a book printed before 1800?
How can I have a copy made of a manuscript?
I am a current member of Oxford University, but cannot find the book or journal article I need in our libraries. Can I obtain it from another library outside Oxford?
I would like to see an Oxford thesis. Do I have to come to Oxford or can I borrow a copy?
I have found a book I would like to read on Google Book Search. Book Search will only allow me to see extracts of the book, but it does say that the original is in the libraries of Oxford University. Could you make copies of some pages for me?
Can I buy a book from you?

FAQs about inter-library loans:

I am a current member of Oxford University, but cannot find the book or journal article I need in our libraries. Can I obtain it from another library outside Oxford?
I am a member of the Bodleian Libraries (non-blue card holder). Can I make an inter-library loan request through you?
I would like to see an Oxford thesis. Do I have to come to Oxford or can I borrow a copy?
I am not a member of the Bodleian Libraries, but can I borrow a book from your library?
I work at a library and one of our readers would like to see a book that you hold. How do I make an inter-library loan application for this item?

FAQs about borrowing:

I am a current member of Oxford University. How can I find out from which libraries I can borrow?
I am a current member of the Bodleian Libraries. Are there any libraries from which I can borrow?
I am not a member of the Bodleian Libraries, but can I borrow a book from your library? 

FAQs about accessing material via SOLO:

I am trying to make a request from 'closed stack', but I donít know how to sign-in.
I am trying to access an electronic journal, but I am being asked for a login and password. How can I see the article I need?
How can I access electronic resources from outside the library and the Oxford University network?

Other FAQs

Can I recommend a book?

Can you help with my essay?

How can I see the Shikshapatri manuscript?

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