The Gladstone Link connects the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Old Library. It is accessible from the Bodleian Old Library via the North stairs or the lift in the nearby coat and bag lobby, and from the Radcliffe Camera via the Lower Camera reading room.
The Gladstone Link has two levels, with Wi-Fi available throughout. It offers an informal study environment, with 120 reader spaces, reader PCs and Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS) facilities. It has a variety of furniture types, including group study tables in corners or behind acoustic screens that provide opportunities for quiet discussion and group work. There are toilets in the Upper Gladstone Link.
Readers are encouraged to make use of mobile devices or listen to audio through leak-proof headphones. However, readers do need to be aware that this is still a study space.
There is no formal service point in the Gladstone Link. Library staff provide roving support. Readers must familiarize themselves with the fire escape routes and evacuation plans. There are two emergency telephone points located near the red lobby, adjacent to the Radcliffe Camera, one on each level. Telephone numbers readers might need are displayed in the area.