Apply for a Bodleian Reader Card

If you are eligible and agree with the Rules of Conduct, you may apply for a Reader Card

If you fulfil the criteria laid out in the previous pages and if you do not hold a current formal affiliation to a Faculty, Department, Institute or College at the University of Oxford, you will need to apply for a Bodleian Reader Card.

Applicants are not required to make an appointment for admission, but you are welcome instead to visit us during the opening hours for the Bodleian Librariesí Admissions Office. Also, applicants are not required to send in their application forms or supporting documents prior to visits for admission.

Before completing your application form for a Bodleian Reader Card, please pick the category that describes your current status best so as to ascertain how to proceed. Your current status will determine the terms of access to the Bodleian Libraries and the type of Bodleian Reader Card you may be issued.

Follow the relevant link below for specific information on how to apply:


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