Contact and support at the Bodleian Old Library

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

You will need to book a time slot to use our open libraries. Check individual libraries for more details. Find out what to expect when you visit a library and our latest service updates.

The Bodleian Old Library will be closed Saturday 28 – Monday 30 August inclusive.

+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.