Consulting special collections

In preparation for the reopening of the New Bodleian as the Weston Library, the reading room provision is temporarily divided between two locations:

Architect's impression of Weston Library reading roomIf you are unsure which location to use, please refer to our detailed collections guide:

Special collections materials will begin moving into the restored building from early September 2014. When the reading rooms transfer, many collections will take longer than normal to reach reading rooms. Readers intending to visit the Bodleian to consult special collections should plan carefully to ensure relevant material is made available for their visit.

The temporary Special Collections Reading Room at the Radcliffe Science Library can become very busy at times, so prospective readers are encouraged to book in advance of their visit to ensure a reading space. Please also get in touch if you require further information about the availability of collections.

Questions? Contact Special Collections by email, or telephone +44 (0)1865 277046.

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