Please pay when you make your application to us in person. We accept cash, debit card and credit card payments.
If you hold a current National Art Pass, you are eligible for a 50% discount on a one-year Bodleian Reader card or a 50% discount on a four-year Bodleian Reader card (if you have a National Art Pass on lifetime membership).
Free Bodleian Reader cards
We issue free Bodleian Reader cards to the following individuals:
You can also have a free card if you only require access to:
- material held exclusively in the Weston Library;
- UN or EU material deposited in the Bodleian Law Library only.
Charges are applicable if you lose your card.
For UK citizens, you can apply for a free Bodleian Reader card if you receive:
- Council Tax Reduction Scheme
- Housing Benefit
- Job Seekers' Allowance
- Income Support.
When asked, you will need to show us official correspondence, dated within six months of the application being made.
For non-UK citizens hardship, you may be able to access a free Bodleian Reader card if you are a citizen of a country listed as Low Income by the World Bank.
Please bring your passport as evidence.
Friends of the Bodleian
If you are a Friend of the Bodleian, you can get a 10% discount on a Bodleian Reader card for a maximum of one year, unless you have lifetime membership.
||New charge from 3 October
|Up to 1 week
|More than 1 week – 6 months
|More than 6 months – 1 year
|More than 1 – 2 years
|More than 2 – 3 years
|More than 3 – 4 years
Lost or stolen cards
If your card was lost or stolen, you will have to reapply for a Bodleian Reader card through the normal process.
Lost cards are charged at £6.
If your card was stolen, we can offer a replacement free of charge if you provide the crime reference number.
We cannot replace lost University cards. You will need to contact the Estates department.
We can issue a temporary day pass if you need to access a Bodleian Library before your card is replaced.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will ask for a form of personal identitification as part of this process.