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    Curious Cabinets

    How did the cabinet of literature open a curious world of science, history, and language? 

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    Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

    The once-in-a-generation exhibition is now open

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    Can't find an item or service?

    Ask an Oxford Librarian


Opening hours

Opening hours vary by reading room. Please consult our full list of reading room hours for more information

Full list of reading room opening hours


Bodleian Library
Broad Street

Map and contact details

Getting a reader's card

Guidance for new readers on accessing the Bodleian Library

Special collections

Special collections

Information on our world-class special collections and access for research

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What's on

Access our unique buildings and collections through tours, exhibitions and events

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