Opening Hours

Term Hours:

Monday to Friday 09:00-22:00 (last entry 21:40)
Saturday 11:00-18:00 (last entry 17:40)
Sunday closed

Vacation Hours:

The same as term hours

Closed Periods:

Christmas closure: from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day inclusive (with minor variation from year to year)

Easter closure: Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive.

Late August closure: August Bank holiday and the preceding Saturday.

St Giles closure: Monday and Tuesday of St Giles Fair (early September) and the preceding Saturday. 

Notes:

Closed periods are also advertised in advance on the news page of this website

Entry to the Library requires a valid swipe card (University card or Bodleian card registered at the Sackler reception). It is essential for readers to bring their card on all visits to the Library.

Access

The front doors may be locked at any time and are regularly locked from 17:00 on Monday to Friday and throughout the day on Saturdays. Registered readers can use their swipe cards to enter and exit via these doors. New readers should use the buzzer/intercom to contact the Lodge/Reception.

Closing time

The closing bell will ring 30 minutes before closing time, 20 minutes before closing time and finally (3 rings) 10 minutes before closing time. Readers are required to be ready to leave immediately when this final bell is rung.

There is no admission to the Library or borrowing after 21:40 (17:40 on Saturdays). The building will be progressively cleared and locked as soon as the final bell is rung.

Evening access

The front doors are locked from 17:00 on Monday to Friday. Registered readers can use their swipe cards to enter and exit via these doors. New readers should use the buzzer/intercom to contact the Lodge/Reception.

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