Bodleian Old Library

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The Bodleian Old Library, including the Duke Humfrey's Library, will be closed from 9am – 2pm on Wednesday 22 September.

Opening hours

Upper and Lower Reading Rooms

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

Book an undergraduate welcome tour

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.

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Bodleian Old Library
Catte Street  
+44 (0)1865 277162

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