Charity or company-affiliated researchers applying for a Bodleian Reader card

Are you a study abroad or summer school student? Please note your access to the Bodleian Libraries needs to be arranged by your group coordinator.

Commercial employees and charity researchers applying for or renewing a Bodleian Reader card. Please note that the application process is always the same, whether you are applying for the first time or renewing your Bodleian Reader card.

 

Applications from charity researchers.

Make a Bodleian Reader card application

  1. Download and complete the application form, including the statement of research need. If you would like our office to print out your completed application form and hold it under your name, please email it to admissions@bodleian.ox.ac.uk at least one week before your visit.
  2. On the day you come to the Admissions Office, please bring your completed application form and ID documents with you.
  3. Find out more about our opening hours, and read our guidance on arriving at the office and pre-ordering material.

Bring the following proofs with you when you come to Admissions

One proof of identity in their original format:

  • passport*
  • photo driving licence*
  • national identity card*
  • bank card
  • credit card
  • photo bus pass
  • Police/Customs/Home Office/Warrant Card

One proof of address in hard or electronic copy in English, dated within six months of the current application being made:

  • utility bill (electricity, gas, internet, telephone, water)
  • bank statement
  • credit card statement
  • building society statement
  • payslip (where both the employer’s and the employee’s addresses are stated)
  • Council Tax bill
  • TV licence

*These documents can be used both proof of identity and proof of permanent home address, where the address has been officially printed.

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.

Due to licensing agreements, you will not have 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

 

Applications from company-affiliated researchers.

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

Bring the following proofs to your appointment

One proof of identity in their original format:

  • passport*
  • photo driving licence*
  • national identity card*
  • bank card
  • credit card
  • photo bus pass
  • Police/Customs/Home Office/Warrant Card

One proof of address in hard or electronic copy in English, dated within six months of the current application being made:

  • utility bill (electricity, gas, internet, telephone, water)
  • bank statement
  • credit card statement
  • building society statement
  • payslip (where both the employer’s and the employee’s addresses are stated)
  • Council Tax bill
  • TV licence

*These documents can be used both proof of identity and proof of permanent home address, where the address has been officially printed.

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.

Due to licensing agreements, you will not have 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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