Contact and support at the Bodleian Old Library

A member of staff helps a student find a book on a shelf

You no longer need to book a time slot to use our libraries. Find out more about staying safe in our spaces and other service updates.

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.

+44 (0)1865 277162

The Enquiry Desk in the Lower Reading Room of the Bodleian Old Library is staffed throughout opening hours. 

Staff are happy to help with any queries, direct you to the most appropriate reading room for your studies, and assist with the use of SOLO (the online catalogue) and electronic resources available. 

A range of guides on library services and facilities is also available from the Enquiry Desk.