Bodleian KeepCups

8 November 2016 (updated on 18 December 2019)

Photo of three colourful Bodleian cups Bodleian Libraries readers are now able to enjoy hot and cold beverages within select libraries (see list below) when they use KeepCups. KeepCups are reusable and designed to minimise spillages. This complies with the Bodleian Libraries’ Food and Drink policy which states that no food or drink can be consumed around special collection material. Within the Libraries there will still be no food or drinks allowed in other containers, except for bottled water where allowed.

Library readers can purchase KeepCups at £8.50 (plastic) and £15 (glass) from participating libraries, and members of the public can buy them for £12 from the Zvi Meitar Bodleian Shop at the Weston Library and the Bodleian Shop in the Old Schools Quad, as well as from

Libraries that permit and sell KeepCups

  • Bodleian Education Library
  • Bodleian Health Care Libraries
  • Bodleian Law Library
  • Bodleian Social Science Library
  • Continuing Education Library
  • Latin American Centre Library
  • Philosophy and Theology Faculties Library
  • Radcliffe Science Library
  • Taylor Institution Library

Libraries that permit but do not sell KeepCups

  • Bodleian Library – Gladstone Link
  • Bodleian Library – Old Library (except Duke Humfrey’s Library)
  • Bodleian Library – Radcliffe Camera and History Faculty Library
  • Bodleian Music Faculty Library
  • English Faculty Library
  • Music Faculty Library
  • Vere Harmsworth Library
  • Sainsbury Library
  • Tylor Library
  • Vere Harmsworth Library
  • History of Medicine Library

 Check with your college library to see whether they allow KeepCups.

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