Bodleian Old Library

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We apologise for current Wi-Fi issues in the Bodleian Old Library, we are working on a solution to resolve this as soon as possible.

Members of the University using both Eduroam and Bodleian-Libraries Wi-Fi are advised to turn off automatic connection to Eduroam. Readers who are able to connect to Oxford Wireless LAN (OWL) via VPN are recommended to use it. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience.

Opening hours

Upper and Lower Reading Rooms

Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Duke Humfrey's Library

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Public tours

Find out about tours of the Bodleian Library.

About the library

The Bodleian Old Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. Part of the larger Bodleian Library complex, it is connected to the Radcliffe Camera by the underground Gladstone Link. It has three historic reading rooms: the Lower Reading Room, the Upper Reading Room and Duke Humfrey’s Library.

Find us

Bodleian Old Library
Catte Street  
Oxford
OX1 3BG

reader.services@bodleian.ox.ac.uk
+44 (0)1865 277162

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