Bodleian Libraries Christmas closures

If your library is not listed, please check our opening hours listings or the individual library's website. 

Please note that the final delivery to the Central Bodleian site will be of material requested before 10.30am on 21 December. The final delivery to other libraries may be earlier; please check with your library in advance. Material requested after 10.30am or during the Christmas closure will be delivered when the Libraries reopen in January.

Bodleian Library (Old Bodleian, Radcliffe Camera), Bodleian English Faculty Library, Bodleian Japanese Library, Bodleian Music Faculty Library, Bodleian Social Science Library, Radcliffe Science Library, Taylor Institution Library, Sackler Library, Vere Harmsworth Library:
Closing for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday, 21 December and reopening to readers at 9am on Wednesday, 2 January.
(Note: The Gladstone Link closes 45 minutes before the reading rooms.)


Bodleian Health Care Libraries:
Knowledge Centre 
Monday 24 December: Open until 4pm
Tuesday 25 December and Wednesday 26 December: Closed
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December: Open until 5pm
Monday 31 December: Open until 4pm
Tuesday 1 January: Closed 

Cairns Library
Monday 24 December: Staffed until 5pm
Tuesday 25 December and Wednesday 26 December: Unstaffed
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December: Staffed until 5pm
Monday 31 December: Staffed until 5pm
Tuesday 1 January: Unstaffed


Bodleian Law Library:

Closing for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday, 21 December and reopening to readers at 9am on Wednesday, 2 January.

Hours for Monday, 3 December – Friday, 11 January:
Monday–Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed


Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies:
Closed from 1pm on Friday, 21 December; reopening at 9am on Wednesday, 2 January.

Bodleian Music Faculty Library:
Closed from 4:30pm on Thursday, 20 December; reopening at 9.30am on Thursday, 3 January.

Bodleian Oriental Institute Library: 
Closing at 5pm on Thursday, 20 December and reopening on Wednesday, 2 January.

Bodleian Philosophy & Theology Library:
Closing at 5pm on Friday, 21 December and reopening on Monday, 7 January at 9.30am.

Rewley House Continuing Education Library:
17–19 December: limited access to book shelves
20 December – 6 January: Closed

Social and Cultural Anthropology Library (Tylor Library):
Closed Friday, 21 December to Tuesday, 1 January inclusive.

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