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.

Book an appointment

We are delighted to be welcoming back Bodleian Reader card applicants.

Currently, access to our office is by appointment only. Appointments are available to book from two weeks in advance. If you are having any difficulties finding an available slot to book, please email us at or call us on 01865 277180.

Book your appointment  

When you visit Admissions on the day of your appointment, please:

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

We strongly encourage you to wear a face covering when you visit the Admissions Office.

Access to our office is via the Weston Library entrance on Parks Road.

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 your booked appointment with 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 their booked appointment with Admissions Office.

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

Updated 15 November 2021

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

Access is by appointment only.

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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