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    China Centre Library reopens

    Book your visit in advance and find out what to expect

  • Image of map to show Sainsbury Library location for book returns

    Return of loans

    Return books loaned from any Bodleian library to one of our temporary hubs

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    Click & Collect

    Place a request to borrow books



Mon-Fri (1st-8th weeks) 9:30-13:00, 13:30-17:00
Sat closed
Sun closed


Mon-Fri 10:00-12:30, 13:30-16:00
Closed Sat and Sun

Christmas closure

Closed Saturday 23 December 2020 - Wednesday 1 January 2021 inclusive

Bodleian K B Chen China Centre Library
Dickson Poon Building
Canterbury Road

We have begun a phased reopening of our libraries. Find out more about accessing our buildings, accessing our services or check our Twitter feed for the latest news.

View of reading area

Information for readers

Welcome to our reading room. Click on image for more information. See also our Libguide at ox.libguides.com/bodleian-ccl

Ask a CSL Librarian

Chinese Studies Catalogues

Information for finding books and journals.


A section of e-Resources available to readers. 

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