Of the 13 million items held by the Bodleian Libraries, over one million can be categorized as 'special collections'. Our special collections comprise manuscripts and archives, rare books, printed ephemera, maps, music and digitized collections in libraries across Oxford.
Digital Bodleian makes portions of the Bodleian Libraries' extraordinary collections open to all, including high-quality images for download.
You can explore many of our archives, manuscripts, maps and other notable collections online on Digital Bodleian. If you would like to view collections in person in one of our reading rooms, you will need to apply for access.