You can access our materials when you are not in one of our libraries.
Access to copies
Access to digital resources
The Bodleian Libraries subscribes to a very wide range of digital resources, and we are subject to conditions on the use of the licensed resources we provide.
E-resources may be used for study and research but not for commercial purposes.
For University members
University of Oxford students and staff have access to a wider range of digital resources.
If you are connected to a University of Oxford network, you will be able to access most e-resources without needing to provide a username or password. You can be allocated an Oxford IP address from anywhere in the world through the University's Virtual Private Network (VPN).
If you are not on a University network, you can log in to SOLO using your Oxford Single Sign-On (SSO) to get accesss to all of the Bodleian Libraries’ databases, electronic reference works, e-books and e-journals.
Use the Online Resources filter in SOLO to access search over 1.4 million e-books and 118,000 journal articles and – where possible – subscription copies of electronic legal deposit material.
Where available links are provided to:
- Download PDFs
- Download a subscription copy (electronic legal deposit material)
- Read articles or books on a third party publisher’s
- View contents on a third party publisher’s site
HathiTrust: public domain books
You can access 4 million items directly from the HathiTrust website. Download in full whole volumes of public domain books.
Readers with print disabilities will be able to request full book downloads on copyrighted items via the Accessible Resources Unit (ARACU).
- Follow the yellow login button
- Enter Oxford into the search box
- Select University of Oxford to be redirected to the SSO login screen.
HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access
We have reinstated our emergency access arrangement with the HathiTrust. This service enables on-screen read access to 1.5 million in-copyright items in the HathiTrust Digital Library, which have been verified as held in the Bodleian's collection in physical form. They are available to access in the same way as the HathiTrust public domain books.
These materials will be unavailable for Click & Collect.
Our latest service updates page has information about how long the emergency access will be in place.
You can access online and – where possible – electronic legal print material on BrowZine.
Search for Bodleian Libraries as your institution and you will be redirected to your SSO login screen.
You can then search directly for titles.
BrowZine also offers features to save and favourite texts
We have access to over 1,000 electronic databases, a large number can be accessed away from the libraries.
Other digital resources
You can login with your SSO to access the following services:
The following resources are available to all researchers:
Books and journals
Articles, dissertations and theses
Manuscripts and archives
- Digital Bodleian: Explore over a million images of rare books and manuscripts from the Bodleian Libraries and Oxford colleges.
A small number of electronic resources have different, specific licence conditions. If in any doubt, please speak to a member of staff in one of the Bodleian Libraries or contact us.
If you have any queries about access to e-resources, please contact email@example.com.