Opening hours for visitors

We are open Monday to Sunday all year round, except at Christmas, New Year and Easter, when we close on certain days. Please check our opening dates at these times.

Old Bodleian Library


Mon-Fri

Sat

Sun

Tours, Divinity School, Proscholium 9:00-17:00 9:00-16:30 11:00-17:00
Bodleian Libraries' Shop (Old Schools Quad) 10:00-17:30 10:00-17:00 11:00-17:00

Weston Library


Mon-Fri

Sat

Sun

Blackwell Hall  8:30-17:00 9:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
Exhibition galleries 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
Bodleian Café
last orders 30 minutes before closing
8:30-17:00 9:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
The Zvi Meitar Bodleian Libraries Shop 10:00-17:30 10:00-17:00 11:00-17:00

 

Ceremonial and other events

Sometimes the usual visitor opening hours and guided tours are affected, due to ceremonial and other events. For example, the University has a number of degree days each year. The Divinity School is closed on these days, and we offer 30-minute tours to Duke Humfrey's Library only. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Further information on Degree Ceremonies can be found on the University of Oxford website.

Closures  

Saturday 11 November

A University Ceremony will cancel the 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours and the 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours. We will be running guided tours to Duke Humfrey's Library at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:30.

The Divinity School will be closed all day.   

Thursday 16 November

A University Event will cancel the 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours. We will be running Mini Tours at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 14:00, 14:30 and 15:00.

Saturday 25 November

A private event will cancel the 16:00 & 16:40 Mini Tours. We will be running guided tours to Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 & 16:30.

The Divinity School will close at 15:45.  

Thursday 30 November

A University Ceremony will cancel the 11:30 and 13:00 Standard Tours. We will be running guided tours to Duke Humfrey's Library at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 & 13:30.

The Divinity School will be closed from 11:00 till 13:30.   

Monday 4 December

A private event will cancel the 15:30, 16:00 & 16:40 Mini Tours. We will be running guided tours to Duke Humfrey's Library at 15:30, 16:00 & 16:30.

The Divinity School will close at 14:45.  

Wednesday 6 December

A private event will cancel the 16:00 & 16:40 Mini Tours. We will be running guided tours to Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 & 16:30.

The Divinity School will close at 15:45.  

Saturday 9 December

Private events will cancel the 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours and the 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours. We will be running guided tours to Duke Humfrey's Library at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:30.

The Divinity School will be closed from 12:00.   

Sunday 10 December

A university event will cancel the 11:15 Extended Tour and the 11:30 Standard Tour. We will be running Mini Tours at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 & 13:30.

Thursday 14 December

A university event will cancel the 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours. We will be running guided tours to Duke Humfrey's Library at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30 & 14:00.

The Divinity School will be closed from 12:00 till 14:30.   

Saturday 16 December

A private event will cancel the 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours. We will be running Mini Tours at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00 & 14:30.

A private event will cancel  the 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours. We will be running guided tours to Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 and 16:30.

The Divinity School will be close at 15:45.   

Saturday 23 December - Monday 1 January

The Bodleian Libraries will be closed for Christmas and New Year. Guided Tours and visit options will resume on Tuesday 2 January 2018.  


 

  

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