Digital collections

In addition to our online finding aids, we have a number of digitized copies of books and manuscripts. This page provides some highlights of our digital collections.

Broad collections

Digital Bodleian

Opening the Bodleian's extraordinary library collections to users around the world for learning, teaching and research.

Polonsky Foundation digitization project

A digitized collection of Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts and incunabula (15th-century printed books) from the Bodleian and the Vatican Library.

Electronic Enlightenment

Letters and lives from the 18th century, based on best editions of primary sources in original languages and never before published documents. Access is limited to University of Oxford card holders.

Early Modern Letters Online

A combined finding aid and editorial interface for basic descriptions of early modern correspondence.

The Bodleian Libraries' web archive

Access to the websites archived by the Bodleian Libraries in an effort to preserve them for future generations.

Individual archives

The Casebooks Project

A digital edition of Simon Forman’s & Richard Napier’s medical records 1596 – 1634.

The Thomas Gray Archive

A collaborative digital collection devoted to the mid 18th-century poet and scholar Thomas Gray (1716 – 1771).

William Godwin's Diary

Digital edition of the diary of William Godwin, political philosopher and author (husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and father of Mary Shelley), which he kept between 1788 – 1836.

Shelley-Godwin Archive

The Shelley-Godwin Archive will provide the digitized manuscripts of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, bringing together online for the first time ever the widely dispersed handwritten legacy of this uniquely gifted family of writers.

Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts, Digital Edition

Gathers together some 1100 pages of fiction written in Jane Austen’s own hand, including the 'Volume the First' (and 'The Watsons') at the Bodleian Library.

Queen Victoria's Journals

Queen Victoria's life through her digitized and transcribed journals. Direct access is available for UK users. This resource was the result of a unique partnership between the Bodleian Libraries and the Royal Archives, working in collaboration with the online publisher ProQuest.

Asian and Middle Eastern manuscripts

Cairo Genizah

A catalogue of the Cairo Genizah manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, including digitized images of this large collection of fragments from the Bible, early rabbinic literature and numerous liturgical fragments.


A digitised copy of Maimonides authorized copy of his major halakhic work, the Misneh Torah.


The Gough Map

An interactive, searchable edition of the Gough Map, together with contextual material.