Find out how to borrow, return, order and reserve items from the Bodleian Libraries.
There are 23 lending Bodleian Libraries.
Only University of Oxford staff and students can borrow items from our lending libraries. If you are a Bodleian Reader card holder you have reference-only access to our material.
Not all of our items can be borrowed, some are reference-only for all readers. Check an individual library for more details about what can and cannot be borrowed.
You can see which items can be borrowed on SOLO, the main catalogue. Items can be found on open shelves in the libraries or requested from our storage facilities.
Items can be borrowed from lending libraries by using self scan machines or checking out at the information desk.
Our Click and Collect and Browse and Borrow services have stopped. If you are unable to visit a library in person to borrow items, please nominate someone to collect available books on your behalf by emailing full details to the relevant library.