Oriental Studies


Gillian Evison (Head of Oriental Section)
tel: +44 (0)1865 77033

Please see individual subjects for contact details. If your enquiry is about Special Collections or if you are unsure which subject is relevant to your enquiry, please email: oriental@bodleian.ox.ac.uk 


Collection overview

The Oriental Section is responsible for the following collections within the Bodleian Humanities, Social Sciences and Special Collections Libraries.


Libraries and reading rooms

Principal collections

Oriental Institute Library

Bodleian Japanese Library

 Chinese Studies Library

Indian Institute Reading Room

Middle Eastern Centre Library

Associated collections

Sackler Library (Archaeology, Art History, Egyptology and Ancient Near East Studies)

Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies (at Rhodes House)

Pitt Rivers Museum (Anthropology and World Archaeology)

Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies


 Important e- Resources

Electronic resources are increasingly important in providing information sources for Oriental Studies although their extent varies considerably by region. Bibliographic databases, full-text resources and electronic journals all feature on SOLO and OxLIP+. For more guidance, please see the individual subject pages listed above.


Other links

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