Free of charge
- Oxford alumni (i.e. holders of degrees awarded by the University of Oxford)
- Staff and students of UK higher education institutions (taught students normally during vacations only)
- Those consulting only UN or EU material deposited in the Bodleian Law Library
- Those over 65 years of age and not in employment
- Those able to show evidence of hardship*
*Hardship is defined for the UK as being in receipt of Council tax benefit, Housing benefit, Job seekers’ allowance or Income support; for the rest of the world as being a citizen of a country listed as ‘Low income’ by the World Bank
Standard admissions charges for research purposes
In 2008 Council and Curators agreed that charges should rise in line with increase in the RPI.
From 1 March 2013 the following charges will apply:
**Members of the Friends of the Bodleian, Bodley’s American Friends, and the Canadian, German, Japanese and South African Friends of the Bodleian. Maximum one year except for Life Friends.
National Art Pass holders
Bodleian exhibitions are generally open to the public without charge. Holders of a National Art Pass requiring access to the Bodleian’s collections are eligible to a discount of 50% off the standard research admission charges.
Programmes of study
Oxford University libraries receive no funding in support of use of the libraries by those studying with other institutions in Oxford (in year-abroad programmes or summer schools) and so where access is allowed it is on a cost-recovery basis by agreement with the organising body. Contact the Admissions Office for details of charges.
A charge of £6 is made to replace a lost card.