Find the Admissions Office

A stone opening to the Admissions Office next to an information desk in Blackwell Hall at the Weston Library

The Admissions Office processes applications for Bodleian Reader cards.

Access to our office is via the Weston Library Blackwell Hall entrance (off Broad Street). For guidance, please go to the Information Desk.

Wearing a face covering is now a personal choice. Please be respectful of those who choose to continue wearing one.

When you visit Admissions, please bring:

  1. Your completed application form
  2. The required ID documents depending on the category that describes your current circumstances best

For advice on modern material or if you wish to pre-order up to 6 items, please contact at least five working days (Monday – Friday) before visiting the Admissions Office.

Readers who need to view Special Collections material (for example, manuscripts or pre-1801 books) are advised to contact at least 48 hours before you visit the Admissions Office. Some special collections material can be ordered using our online request service.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Updated 21 April 2022

Contact details

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 277180


Address: Bodleian Libraries Admissions Office, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

The Bodleian Libraries Admissions Office is located inside the Weston Library, which is on the corner of Broad Street and Parks Road.

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9am–4.30pm (last application is at 4.15pm)
Saturday: 10am–1.30pm (last application is at 1.15pm)

The Bodleian Libraries Admissions Office is closed Good Friday through to Easter Monday, the August Bank Holiday and the preceding Saturday, the last weekday before Christmas Day, and 25 December – 1 January inclusive.


If you have difficulty with walking or climbing steps, or with sight or hearing, please contact the Admissions Office in advance for advice about using the Bodleian Libraries facilities.

Our office itself is wheelchair-accessible via the main Broad Street entrance of the Weston Library and the readers’ entrance on Parks Road.

To facilitate access to our historic buildings, we ask that wheelchair users and readers who have difficulties with mobility ring in advance to make arrangements.

The office has an induction loop system for the benefit of hearing-aid users.

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