KB Chen China Centre Library

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The K B Chen China Centre Library will be closed on Monday 30 August.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5pm

From 1 August our opening times will be:

Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 5pm

Email ccl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk to book a space.

You can also access our collections using:

Contact us


+44 (0)1865 280430

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About the library

KB Chen China Centre Library is the specialist hub library for Chinese studies at the University of Oxford. It provides state-of-the-art reading room facilities and offers specialist support in Chinese studies for students, staff and the wider Bodleian readership. The onsite holdings of the library consist of teaching and reference collections as well as high-demand material that supports the current teaching and research interests in the China Centre.

Find us

K B Chen China Centre Library
University of Oxford China Centre
Dickson Poon Building
Canterbury Road

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