Subjects

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.

African Studies (sub-Saharan)Bodleian Library for Commonwealth and African Studies; Social Science Library; Bodleian Law Library
AnthropologySocial Science Library
ArchaeologyUpper Camera Reading Room; Duke Humfrey's Library; Sackler Library
Art, Art HistoryDuke Humfrey's LibrarySackler Library
Cartography and MapsDuke Humfrey's Library
Classics and Ancient HistoryLower Reading Room; Sackler Library
Commonwealth Studies (outside South Asia)Bodleian Library for Commonwealth and African Studies
Computer Science
Radcliffe Science Library
Chinese and Inner Asian, and Korean StudiesChinese Studies Library; Oriental Institute Library
EconomicsSocial Science Library
EducationEducation Library
English
Upper Reading Room; Upper Camera Reading Room
Film StudiesUpper Camera Reading Room
GeographyRadcliffe Science Library
HistoryUpper Reading Room; Upper Camera Reading Room; Duke Humfrey's Library; Special Collections Reading Room
History of ScienceRadcliffe Science Library
Japanese StudiesBodleian Japanese Library
LawLaw Library
MathematicsRadcliffe Science Library
MedicineRadcliffe Science Library
MusicDuke Humfrey's Library
Official Papers Law Library (including the European Documentation Centre)
PalaeographyDuke Humfrey's Library
PhilosophyLower Reading Room

Politics and International Relations

Social Science Library
SciencesRadcliffe Science Library
Slavonic, Central and Eastern European StudiesTaylor Bodleian Slavonic and Modern Greek Library; Social Science Library
SociologySocial Science Library
South Asian StudiesOriental Institute Library
TheologyLower Reading Room
US Studies
Vere Harmsworth Library

Modern Languages

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.

 

 

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