The subject list below shows the locations where Bodleian Library material is kept on the open shelves in Bodleian reading rooms and in other Bodleian Libraries. Bodleian Library members should be able to register for membership at all the libraries listed. A full list of subjects covered across the Bodleian Libraries, and individual guides to resources for these subjects, are provided on the Bodleian Libraries Subject pages. You can access the subject guides for the subjects listed here via the links below.
The Bodleian Book Storage Facility also contains material on the subjects below, and on most others not represented on open shelves. Main Enquiry Desk staff can advise on where best to consult materials ordered from closed stacks. Main Enquiry Desk staff can also advise if your membership will allow access to other Bodleian Libraries, if they hold material that would be helpful to your studies. Material on the history and politics of some areas of the world is organised separately from the main sequences for these subjects, and these areas are also listed below. Some of these libraries and rooms cover language and culture in addition to history and politics.
The Bodleian Library has extensive holdings in the fields of modern Western European languages and literatures held in closed stacks, but with the exception of linguistics, there is no specific open shelf provision. The Taylor Institution Library holds the specialist research collections, as well as separate teaching collections. An online guide to the Bodleian Libraries modern languages provision is available here.