• Library open


  • Welcome to the Bodleian K B Chen China Centre Library


  • Welcome to our reading room




Mon. - Fri. (1st - 8th weeks) 09:00 – 19:00
Sat. (0th - 8th weeks) 10:00 – 13:00

Sun. closed.


Mon. – Fri. 09:00 - 17:00
Closed Sat. (except 0th week) and Sun.

University of Oxford China centre, Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road, Oxford. OX2 6LU.

The Bodleian Chinese Studies Library has moved to the new China Centre and has become 'The Bodleian K B Chen China Centre Library. For details click 'Chinese Studies Library move' (above).

The library will be closed on Monday 8th September for the ceremonial opening of the Dickson Poon Building.

This website will soon be redeveloped for the new library.

Readers are advised that the China Centre entrance will be closed Wednesday 27th August - Friday 29th August. Access to the China Centre will only be only via the St Hugh's College entrance.  


Information for readers

Welcome to our reading room. Click on image for more information.

Ask a CSL Librarian

Framed Chinese letter

Click on image for Chinese language e-resources 

CSL shelves

A view of our reference shelves. Click on image for information about collections.

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