Bodleian Libraries: Christmas opening 2017

Most Bodleian Libraries will close to readers at the end of the day on Thursday 21 December 2017 and reopen on the morning of Tuesday 2 January 2018. Exceptions are included below.

Most Bodleian Libraries will close for Christmas at the end of the day on Friday 22 December 2017. Libraries will reopen on the morning of Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Please check individual library websites for exact times of end of day closures and morning openings. A full list of library opening hours can be found on the Bodleian Libraries website. View exceptions to the standard Christmas closure below.

Looking to visit? Check our visitor opening hours instead.

Deliveries

The last delivery of material from storage to the Bodleian Libraries will arrive on the morning of Thursday 21 December. The deadline for placing requests is 7.20pm on Wednesday 20 December.

The China Centre Library and Philosophy and Theology Library have a last delivery on Wednesday 20 December - orders must be placed by 10.30am on the same day.

It will be possible to request items via SOLO throughout the closed period. The first delivery of the new year will arrive on Tuesday 2 January. The backlog of items is expected to be cleared by Friday 5 January.

The following are exceptions:

Library

Closed period

Bodleian Library Closed Saturday 23 December-Monday 1 January inclusive
Radcliffe Camera and Gladstone Link Closed Friday 22 December-Monday 1 January inclusive

Bodleian Health Care Libraries - Cairns Library

Accessible 24/7 with a Bodleian Libraries card

Monday 18-Tuesday 19 December Staffed 9am-7pm
Wednesday 20 December Staffed 10am-7pm
Thursday 21 December Staffed 9am-7pm
Friday 22 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Monday 25-Tuesday 26 December Unstaffed
Wednesday 27-Friday 29 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Monday 1 January Unstaffed
Bodleian Health Care Libraries - Knowledge Centre Monday 18-Tuesday 19 December Staffed 9am-6pm
Wednesday 20 December Staffed 10.45am-6pm
Thursday 21 December Staffed 9am-6pm

Friday 22 December

Staffed 9am-4pm
Monday 25 December-Monday 1 January Closed
Bodleian Health Care Libraries - Horton Library Monday 18-Friday 22 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Monday 25 December-Monday 1 January Closed

Bodleian Health Care Libraries - NOC Library

Accessible 24/7 with a fob

Monday 18-Tuesday 19 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Wednesday 20 December Staffed 10.45am-5pm
Thursday 21-Friday 22 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Monday 25 December-Monday 1 January Unstaffed
China Centre Library

Closed Friday 22 December-Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Latin American Centre Library Closed Friday 22 December-Tuesday 2 January inclusive
Leopold Muller Memorial Library

Closed Friday 22 December-Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Music Faculty Library Closed Saturday 16 December-Monday 1 January inclusive
Oriental Institute Library Closed Friday 22 December-Tuesday 2 January inclusive
Radcliffe Science Library Closed Saturday 23 December-Monday 1 January inclusive
Rewley House Continuing Education Library

Closed Friday 22 December-Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Closes at 3pm on Thursday 21 December

Sainsbury Library

Closed Friday 22 December-Monday 1 January inclusive

Readers with swipe access to the Said Business School will be able to access the unstaffed library as normal during this period

Social Science Library Closed Saturday 23 December-Monday 1 January inclusive
Tylor Library

Closed Friday 22 December-Tuesday 2 January inclusive

Closes at 3.30pm on Thursday 21 December

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Closed Wednesday 20 December-Monday 8 January inclusive
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