(I) Members of the University

Current members of Oxford University, including academic visitors registered with a College or department, may register to use the Library. Admission is by current blue-stripe University Card, which should be obtained from your college or department.

More information on University Cards

(II) Non-members

Bona fide researchers in the Library's subject areas may register to use the Library for reference only.

Admission is normally by (gold-stripe or brown-stripe) Bodleian Libraries Readers' Card. Any prospective reader intending to use the Sackler Library is requested to obtain a Bodleian Libraries Readers' Card before their first visit to the Sackler. Further details and the relevant application form are available from the Bodleian Libraries' website. Applicants should bring a form of identification and a letter of introduction from their home institution.

Red-stripe Bodleian ticket holders may register for 12 individual days within the period of validity of the ticket.

Green- or turquoise-stripe Bodleian ticket holders (undergraduates from other UKHEIs) studying in the Library's subject areas:

Vacation: may register the ticket for any vacation during the period of validity of the ticket.

Term: may apply with a letter of recommendation from their tutor specifying a topic of study relevant to the Library and the need to use the Library during Term. Registration will be for 1 or 2 days only.


Mauve-stripe Bodleian tickets. Special arrangements apply please contact the administrator of your host institution.


If you have any queries about these arrangements, please contact the Librarian in Charge in advance of your visit.

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