Digital Collections

In addition to our online finding aids (including catalogues of Western manuscript collections), we have a number of digitized copies of books and manuscripts. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but provides some highlights of our collections.

  • Digital.Bodleian
    The gateway to the Bodleian's digital image collections and exhibitions


  • The Thomas Gray Archive
    A collaborative digital collection devoted to the mid 18th-century poet and scholar Thomas Gray (1716-1771).
  • William Godwin's Diary
    Digital edition of the diary of William Godwin, political philosopher and author (husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and father of Mary Shelley), which he kept between 1788-1836.
  • Shelley-Godwin Archive
    The Shelley-Godwin Archive will provide the digitized manuscripts of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, William Godwin, and Mary Wollstonecraft, bringing together online for the first time ever the widely dispersed handwritten legacy of this uniquely gifted family of writers.
  • First World War Poetry Digital Archive
    Primary source material from some of the major British poets from the First World War, including Wilfred Owen.
  • Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts, Digital Edition
    Gathers together some 1100 pages of fiction written in Jane Austenís own hand, including the 'Volume the First' (and 'The Watsons') at the Bodleian Library.
  • Marconi Calling
    Exhibitions and a sample of the archive of the Marconi Company. The archive is now in the Bodleian Library.
  • The Casebooks Project
    A digital edition of Simon Formanís & Richard Napierís medical records 1596Ė1634.
  • Cairo Genizah
    A catalogue of the Cairo Genizah manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, including digitised images of this large collection of fragments from the Bible, early rabbinic literature, liturgical fragments, legal documents and letters, both personal and commercial.
  • Harambam
    A digitised copy of Maimonides authorized copy of his major halakhic work, the Misneh Torah.
  • Digital Shikshapatri
    Online access to a treasure of the British Hindu cultural heritage.
  • The Gough Map
    An interactive, searchable edition of the Gough Map, together with contextual material.
  • The Selden Map of China
    Exploring the history of the Selden Map of China (which arrived in the Bodleian Library in 1659) together with a zoomable image of the map itself.
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