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  • Welcome to the Bodleian Chinese Studies Library


  • Welcome to our reading room




Mon. - Fri. (1st - 8th weeks) 09:15 – 19:00
Sat. (0th - 8th weeks) 10:00 – 13:00

Sun. closed.


Mon. – Fri. 09:15 - 17:00
Closed Sat. (except 0th week) and Sun.


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.

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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