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.


From 6 April 2021, the Weston Library will reopen to all readers and the Admissions Office will resume a limited service.

We will only be processing applications for first-time and renewing applicants who require access to the special collections at the Weston Library. No other applicants can be considered at this time.

To consult the special collections material at the Weston Library, please email in the first instance. You can then contact 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.

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

Our office is temporarily closed.

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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