As the Weston Library is now open to library users, Special Collections operations have relocated from Duke Humfrey's Library to the newly opened reading rooms in the Weston. Duke Humfrey's Library has reopened as a reader space, overseen by the Bodleian Library Reader Services Department. This will offer more general quiet study space in Selden End to augment the seating currently available elsewhere in the Old Bodleian Library. The bays off the main body of Duke Humfrey’s Library are temporarily unavailable for reader use.
Duke Humfrey's Library will continue to function as an invigilated reading room supporting higher-level studies in the Humanities. Historic open-shelf material will remain in situ and be transferred for consultation in the Weston Library as required, along with other special collections materials.
Duke Humfrey's Library has the following opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 09.00-19.00
These hours are the same in term and vacation, though may be affected by closed periods and Bank Holidays. Duke Humfrey's Library is not open on Sundays.
Special Collections material will remain in its historic locations in Arts End and in the bays of Duke Humfrey's Library itself. As before, this material can be requested through SOLO and will now be consulted in the Weston Library. If you have any enquiries about this material, please direct them to Special Collections Staff in the Weston Library.
T: 01865 277150
Special Collections Operations.
- Oriental manuscripts and Oriental rare books can be read in the Charles Wendell David Reading Room
- Manuscripts and archives, rare books, printed ephemera can be read in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room
- Maps can be read in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room
- Music can be read in the Sir Charles Mackerras Reading Room
More information about the collections that will move into the Seldon End will follow.
If you have any queries about the operations of Duke Humfrey's Library, please contact the Reader Services Enquiries team:
T: 01865 277162