Independent researchers applying for or renewing a Bodleian Reader card.
Make a Bodleian Reader card application
- Download and complete the application form, including the statement of research need
- Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will review your application and email you with the steps to complete the application process
You will need to pay our standard admission charge.
If you are retired and over 65 years of age at the time you are applying, you may qualify for a free-of-charge Bodleian Reader card, which will be issued for six months at a time.
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