Bodleian Old Library

Tunnel closure

The tunnel linking the Bodleian Old Library and Gladstone Link will be closed Monday 4 December – Friday 15 December (inclusive) for essential maintenance works. Material held in the Gladstone Link may be accessed via the Radcliffe Camera.


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

Christmas opening hours

Friday 22 December: 9am–5pm

The Bodleian Old Library will be closed to readers from Saturday 23 December – Monday 1 January (inclusive). 

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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