Transforming the Bodleian Libraries: News of three significant moves

11 September 2014

China Centre Library image

The Chinese Studies Library reopened as the Bodleian KB Chen China Centre Library on 4 August 2014 in the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building at St Hugh's College, Oxford. The new Library, based in the University's new China Centre, is the focus for interdisciplinary support for all aspects of research and teaching connected with China at Oxford, and houses 45,000 volumes of the world-renowned Bodleian Libraries' collection of Chinese books. 

Leopold Muller Memorial Library reading room image

On 1 September 2014 we welcomed the Leopold Muller Memorial Library as the newest of the Bodleian Libraries. The important and extensive modern and special collections of the LMML represent a considerable enhancement to the Bodleian's existing collections relating to Hebrew and Jewish Studies. The move is the culmination of many years of cooperation between the two organisations.

The much-anticipated Weston Library opens in phases to readers and researchers of special collections from 29 September 2014. Weston Library architect's impressionAn official opening is planned for March 2015. The newly-renovated building will accommodate new and existing facilities including improved conservation laboratories and support for digital scholarship. Special collections materials will begin moving into the restored building from early September 2014. Readers intending to visit the Bodleian to consult special collections should plan carefully to ensure relevant material is made available for their visit. More information at

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