Bodleian Libraries: Christmas opening 2018

Most Bodleian Libraries, including the Old Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera and Weston Library (reading rooms only), will close at 5pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Exceptions are included below.

Please check individual library websites for exact times of end of day closures and morning openings. View exceptions to the standard Christmas closure below.

Deliveries

The last delivery of material from storage to the Bodleian Libraries will arrive on the morning of Friday 21 December. The deadline for placing requests is 7.30pm on Thursday 20 December.

It will be possible to request items via SOLO throughout the closed period. The first delivery of the New Year will arrive on Wednesday 2 January, and staff expect to clear any backlog of requests by Friday 4 January at the latest.

Please note, the Gladstone Link will close at 4.15pm.

The following are exceptions:

Library

Closed period

Bodleian Health Care Libraries - Cairns Library

Accessible 24/7 with a Bodleian Libraries card

Friday 21 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Monday 24 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 December Unstaffed
Thursday 27 - Friday 28 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Monday 31 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Tuesday 1 January Unstaffed

Bodleian Health Care Libraries - Knowledge Centre

Friday 21 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Monday 24 December Staffed 9am-2pm
Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 December Closed
Monday 31 December - Tuesday 1 January Closed

Bodleian Health Care Libraries - Horton

Friday 21 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Monday 24 December Staffed 9am-3pm
Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 December Closed
Monday 31 December - Tuesday 1 January Closed

Bodleian Health Care Libraries - NOC

Accessible 24/7 with a fob

Friday 21 December Staffed 9am-5pm
Monday 24 December Staffed 9am-2pm
Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 December Unstaffed
Monday 31 December - Tuesday 1 January Unstaffed
Bodleian Law Library Opening at 3pm on Thursday 20 December and closing at 7pm. Re-opening at 9am on Friday 21 December.
China Centre Library

Closed Monday 24 December - Tuesday 1 January inclusive

English Faculty Library 

Closed at 5pm on Wednesday 19 December and re-open at 9am on Friday 21 December

Leopold Muller Memorial Library Closed Monday 24 December - Tuesday 1 January inclusive
Oxford Union Society Library Closed 22 December - Thursday 3 January inclusive.
Radcliffe Science Library Closed Saturday 22 December - Tuesday 1 January inclusive
Sackler Library Closed from 5 pm on Friday 21 December and will re-open on Wednesday 2 January at 9 am. The Library will also close early at 5 pm on Thursday 20 December.
Sainsbury Library

Closed from 5pm on Friday 21 December and will re-open at 9am on Wednesday 2 January

Social Science Library

Opening at 3pm on Thursday 20 December and closing at 7pm. Re-opening at 9am on Friday 21 December.

Tylor Library

Closed 3pm, Friday 21 December - reopening 9.30am, Thursday 3 January inclusive.

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Closed Monday 10 Dec - Thursday 10 January inclusive

Looking to visit? Check our visitor opening hours instead.

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