• Image of Tolkien's annotated map of Middle-earth

    Rare Middle-earth map acquired

    Annotated by JRR Tolkien

  • Image of Dame Maggie Smith and Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian

    Dame Maggie Smith opens new exhibition

    and awarded Bodley Medal

  • Image of Shakespeare's Dead exhibition

    Shakespeare's Dead

    New exhibition celebrating 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death now open


Opening hours

Opening hours vary by reading room. Please consult our full list of reading room hours for more information

Full list of reading room opening hours


Bodleian Library
Broad Street

Map and contact details

Getting a reader's card

Guidance for new readers on accessing the Bodleian Library

Special collections

Special collections

Information on our world-class special collections and access for research

Image of a Balloon View of London

What's on

Access our unique buildings and collections through tours, exhibitions and events

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