The Bodleian Libraries are the world-renowned group of research libraries of the University of Oxford. They are built on a history of philanthropy, beginning with Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester in 1437, continued by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602, and sustained by your generous donations today.
The Libraries' doors open to thousands of visiting researchers every year, its website enables instant access to many of its collections by anyone, anywhere in the world, at any time, while a busy, expanding programme of acclaimed exhibitions and cultural events ensures the Libraries' rich treasures are as accessible as possible to members of the public.
We want to ensure that our collections remain accessible for future generations to enjoy, and that our education and outreach work continues. With your help, we can provide an outstanding service for our scholars, readers and visitors, preserve rare materials and make them widely and freely available through educational outreach, exhibitions and digitization.