Radcliffe Camera

The main entrance to the Radcliffe Camera has been reopened to readers.

The Upper Camera will close at 5pm on Thursday 25 July and Friday 26 July, due to the desk refurbishment project. The Lower Camera and Gladstone Link will remain open as usual on these evenings.


Opening hours

The Radcliffe Camera is closed to members of the public, except those on library guided tours.

Information on this page is for University and Bodleian Reader card holders using the library's reading rooms.

Upper Camera & Lower Camera

Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm

Gladstone Link

The Gladstone Link closes 30 minutes before library closing. Last entry 45 minutes before library closing.

Bank holiday closure

The Radcliffe Camera will be closed from Saturday 24 August – Monday 26 August (inclusive).

General enquiries

+44 (0)1865 277204

History Faculty Library

+44 (0)1865 277262

About the library

The Radcliffe Camera is an iconic Oxford landmark and a working library, part of the central Bodleian Library complex. It is linked to the Bodleian Old Library by the underground Gladstone Link.  

The Radcliffe Camera is home to the History Faculty Library (HFL).

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