Academics at other universities applying for a Bodleian Reader card

 

From 21 June 2021, the Bodleian Libraries will reopen to all readers and the Admissions Office will resume a more expanded service.

We will be processing applications for first-time and renewing applicants who wish to consult material at any of the Bodleian Libraries.

To consult the special collections material at the Weston Library, please email specialcollections.enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk in the first instance. You can then contact admissions@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for information on completing the application process.

The Admissions Office remains closed to in-person visits.

You can find more information on our service updates page or our Twitter account.

Non-University of Oxford academics applying for or renewing a Bodleian Reader card.

If you are a University of Oxford academic or an affiliated academic visitor, you automatically get access to the Bodleian Libraries with your University card.

 

Applications from academics at UK universities

Make a Bodleian Reader card application

  1. Download and complete the application form, including the statement of research need  
  2. Email your application to admissions@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
  3. We will review your application and email you with the steps to complete the application process

Cost

Library access granted

All Bodleian Reader card holders get reference-only access to printed material in the Bodleian Libraries and no borrowing privileges or remote access to subscription electronic resources.

You have access to most of the Bodleian Libraries throughout the year and vacation-only access to the remaining libraries.

If the material you wish to consult is only available in a vacation-only library, you may contact the relevant library to arrange possible term-time access in order to consult the specific item.

Term and vacation dates

 

Applications from academics at international universities

Make a Bodleian Reader card application

  1. Download and complete the application form, including the statement of research need  
  2. Email your application to admissions@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
  3. We will review your application and email you with the steps to complete the application process

Cost

You will need to pay our standard admission charge.

Library access granted

All Bodleian Reader card holders get reference-only access to printed material in the Bodleian Libraries and no borrowing privileges or remote access to subscription electronic resources.

You have access to most of the Bodleian Libraries throughout the year and vacation-only access to the remaining libraries.

Term and vacation dates

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