Order special collections
You can order books and journals (including early and rare material) to reading rooms via SOLO, the online library catalogue for printed material. Find out more about how to place a request.
Some rare books are catalogued on SOLO but cannot be ordered online. You must email Special Collections Enquiries to place your order.
Our archives and manuscripts are not available on SOLO. These materials are catalogued in a number of online and print finding aids. Items can be ordered for consultation in the Weston Library’s reading rooms.
To order this material, you will need to register with the Bodleian Archives and Manuscripts Requests service. You can then place orders via our online catalogues or by using a blank request form. Find out more about using Bodleian Archives and Manuscripts Requests.
Some items cannot be ordered using this system. If this is the case, there will be further information in the catalogue record.
Some items are restricted or require special permission before they can be consulted.
You can order items ahead of your visit using the Bodleian Archives and Manuscripts Requests service.
If you have any questions about an item, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To consult material from the John Johnson collection, you must make an appointment in advance and order material through the John Johnson Librarian.
For more information on ordering, see the John Johnson Collection webpage.
The Weston Library's collection of audio music recordings is quite small, consisting largely of items which accompany books and journals. Most are catalogued in SOLO. The Music Faculty Library houses Oxford University's main collection of music recordings. For more information, please see the Music special collections guide.