The Weston Library opened to readers and researchers of special collections on 29 September 2014 and opened to the public on 21 March 2015. The newly-renovated building accommodates readers of Special Collections with excellent facilities for scholarship.
Watch the initial stages of the renovation of the Weston Library in our time-lapse video below (contains flashing images).
On our video page, enjoy a shortened version of the time-lapse footage, watch our behind-the-scenes Building a 21st-century Bodleian video and see newsreel footage from 1946 when the original New Bodleian Library was formally opened by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother).
Architect's impression fly-through
View our architect's impression of what the Weston Library would look like in our fly-through video.