Access and Opening Hours


SBS MEMBERS Mon-Fri 7.30am Midnight,
Sat-Sun 8.00am - Midnight
NON-SBS, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD STAFF AND STUDENTS Term time (Weeks 1-9)
Mon-Fri 9am-6.45pm

Vacation period
Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm

The Sainsbury is pleased to make space available to non-SBS, University of Oxford Post-graduate students and staff. Additionally some 10 spaces are available to University of Oxford undergraduate students However, please note that, as these additional spaces are limited, access will be available on a first- come first-served basis.
OTHER BODLEIAN CARD HOLDERS Other Bodleian Card Holders may access the Sainsbury Library during the vacation period and during the hours specified below, except where access is required to consult material held only in the Sainsbury Library.

Vacation period
Mon-Fri 9am-4.45pm

Christmas opening 

The Sainsbury Library is closed to visitors (non-SBS members) from 24 December 24 - 1 January inclusive. The building itself (including the Sainsbury Library) is open to SBS members at various times over the holiday:

Closed from 24 December (6pm) 27 December (8am)

Open from 27 December (8am) 31 December (6pm)

Closed from 31 December (6pm) 02 January (8am)

Open as usual from 02 January (8am) 

Further information 

For further information, or to enquire about special needs access during term time, please contact the Bodleian Business Librarian, Hal Kirkwood (hal.kirkwood@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

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