Please read the information below before taking steps to complete your application for a Bodleian Reader Card, using the links provided, to ensure that the issue of a Bodleian Reader Card is the appropriate process, according to your current status, through which access to the Bodleian Libraries' collections can be provided to you.
If you do not hold a current formal affiliation to a college, department, or institution at the University of Oxford, and require access to the Bodleian Libraries, you will need to apply for a Bodleian Reader Card.
Alternatively, if you are already affiliated with the University you will have access to the Bodleian Libraries via different methods.
If you are currently:
- Attached to a college, department, or institution as an employee, student, or academic visitor at the University of Oxford, hold a degree from the University of Oxford, or if you are a retired member of the University of Oxford, view our Information for staff, students and graduates page.
- Participating in a study abroad program or summer school within Oxford, or if you are currently affiliated to a study school within Oxford, view our Information for study abroad programmes page.
- Working for the NHS in Oxfordshire, view our Joining the library information.