Opening hours

Bodleian Oriental Institute Library



Bodleian Oriental Institute Library
Pusey Lane


01865 278201



Library Staff

Senior Library Assistant:

Lidio Ferrando

Library Assistant:

Kenan Khazendar

Library Assistant :

Katie Guest

Library Assistant:

Vasiliki Giannopoulou

Head of the Bodleian Libraries' Oriental Section :

Gillian Evison

Subject Librarian (Middle East & Islamic Collections):

Lydia Wright

Opening Hours

Note that opening hours may sometimes change at short notice. If travelling to visit a library you are advised to check with the library to confirm details.

Term time:

Mon-Fri 9.00-19.00, Sat 11.00-17.00


Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00, Sat closed


1 week at Christmas and Easter, St Giles Fair, late August Bank Holiday, Summer Vacation 2018 TEMPORARY CLOSURE due to building work (14 July-12 August)


Summer Vacation 2018: Term Time Hours Weeks 9 -10 (18-29 Jun); Vacation Hours 2 Jul-13 Jul and 13 Aug-28 Sep; Closed 14 Jul-12 Aug, August Bank Holiday Monday (27 Augt) and St. Giles’ Fair (3-4 Sept). A system of transfer of material from OIL to the Sackler Library from 16:00 on Fridays when the Library is not open on the following Saturday will be in place. For more details see the OIL's website:

Admission and Borrowing Policies

Note that by necessity these policies are much simplified and provided for initial guidance only. Please check with the library for full details.

OU undergraduate students:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.

OU postgraduate students:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.

OU academic and research staff:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.


Admissions: All all. Borrowing: None none.

Subjects Covered

Jewish, Middle East and Islamic, South Asian, Japanese and Korean studies

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