Getting a reader's card (Bodleian Card)
If you are currently attached to an Oxford University institution (as an employee, student, or academic visitor), your blue University card serves as your reader's card (or Bodleian Card).
If you are not a current member of Oxford University, then you will need to apply for an external reader's card, or Library card, at the Admissions Office. Access to the Bodleian Libraries is a privilege, and the Bodleian Libraries have the right to refuse to issue a readerís card where there is good reason to do so. If you are granted a readerís card, it is free for Oxford University graduates, readers who want to access the Weston Library, and current members of other UK universities; otherwise, charges may apply.
To apply for a reader's card you will need to complete our Admissions form.