Why has the Collection moved?
The refurbishment of the New Bodleian began in August 2011. It will re-open officially as a Special Collections Library (to be called The Weston Library) in March 2015. The building was emptied totally by end July 2011. The last boxes of the John Johnson Collection were moved to the BSF (Book Storage Facility) on 25 July 2011.
What has moved?
The whole Collection has now moved off-site.
How does this affect me?
This does NOT mean that the Collection is inaccessible. However, you need to plan any research visit in advance. It is not possible to turn up at the Library expecting to see material on the same day, even if you have an 'A' category Bodleian reader's card.
- All orders need to be mediated through the Librarian of the John Johnson Collection.
- Please follow the four steps for Researching in person (this includes our Admissions procedure)
When will the Collection move back?
There is no exact date for the move of the Collection back to the Weston Library (formerly New Bodleian). If you are planning to visit in 2015, please contact us and check the John Johnson Collection home page for news as this might temporarily affect access to material.
(Updated 23 May 2013)