Weston Library (formerly the New Bodleian)

Architects' impression of a reading room, Weston LibraryThe Weston Library opened to readers and researchers of special collections on 29 September 2014 and opened to the public on 21 March 2015. The newly-renovated building accommodates readers of Special Collections with excellent facilities for scholarship.

Reader update and collection moves

For guidance on using the Weston Library and for 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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