Can I use this library?


Users of the Bodleian Law Library must hold either a valid University card or a Bodleian reader's ticket. Currently, due to COVID regulations, you must also book a slot on the main booking site here

University cards are issued to current staff and students of Oxford University by colleges or, in the case of some staff and designated Academic Visitors, by the Law Faculty Office.

Former Oxford students (alumni) and visiting researchers wishing to use the Law Library are required to obtain a Bodleian reader's ticket, in person, from the Bodleian Libraries' Admissions Office located on the ground floor of  Weston Library  in Broad Street. (Alumni may remember the Weston under its previous name, the New Bodleian Library.)

Full details and an application form are available on the Bodleian Libraries admissions web page.

Only in exceptional circumstances, and by prior arrangement with the Law Library, will short term access be allowed to visiting law lecturers without a Bodleian card.

Note: Licensing restrictions mean that many electronic legal databases are restricted to holders of an Oxford Single Sign On. Administration of these are done by Oxford IT Services, the Bodleian Law Library is unable to allocate these to current University members or to alumni or to holders of a Bodleian reader's card.


Admission to study law at Oxford

For information about studying law at Oxford University, please see the OU Law Faculty web pages.

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