Bodleian Book Moves

From October 2010, The Bodleian Libraries will start to move 6.5 million items to the new Book Storage Facility in Swindon.

Items being moved will be temporarily unavailable whilst in transit.  Any item in transit will be marked with the status of “Book Moves” on SOLO.

If the item you require has the status “Book Moves” you can:

  • Search SOLO to see if an electronic version or alternative edition is available
  • Delay your request, if your need is not urgent, and re-order the item once its location has been updated (usually within a week but in some cases this may take longer) - shown on the status bar in SOLO as "In place"

If you would like to contact our support support team directly please email

We appreciate your patience as these major projects progress. 

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