Weston Library (formerly the New Bodleian)

Architects' impression of a reading room, Weston LibraryThe Weston Library opens in phases to readers and researchers of special collections from 22 September 2014. An official opening is planned for March 2015. The newly-renovated building will accommodate new and existing facilities. We are looking forward to welcoming you!


Reader update and collection moves

The latest information to help you plan your visit to consult special collections at the Bodleian.

Feature video

Follow the progress of the forthcoming Weston Library in our time-lapse video below (contains flashing images).

On our video page, enjoy a shortened version of the time-lapse footage, watch our behind-the-scenes Building a 21st-century Bodleian video and see newsreel footage from 1946 when the original New Bodleian Library was formally opened by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother).


What will the Weston Library look like? 

For an insider's view, please also watch our fly-through video of the forthcoming Weston Library and take a look at our final fit-out image gallery.

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