20 December 2012
Most Bodleian Libraries will close from Friday 21 December to Wednesday 2 January. SOLO will remain fully available during the closed period, and hold requests for items kept in closed stacks can be placed as normal. Please note the Health Care Libraries will only be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Material requested during the closed period will be delivered when the Libraries reopen in January 2013.
The cut off point for requesting material from closed stacks for guaranteed delivery before Christmas is 7.30pm on Thursday 20 December. Material ordered to the central Bodleian and Special Collections Reading Room before 10.30am on Friday 21 December may reach its destination later that day.
Material requested after the cut off point will be delivered from Wednesday 2nd January. If a significant number of requests accumulate during the closed period it may take a while to clear this backlog. We expect all material requested between the cut off point and reopening time to be delivered by Friday 4 January 2013, and normal service should resume by this point.