Opening hours

Bodleian Social Science Library



Bodleian Social Science Library
University of Oxford Manor Road Building Manor Road


01865 271093



Library Staff

Bodleian Social Science Librarian and Subject Consultant for Politics & International Relations:

Jo Gardner

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:

Weeks 1-8 (Sunday 11 October – Saturday 5 December): Sun: 11:00-19:00, Mon-Fri: 9:30-19:00, Sat: 10:00-18:00


Christmas Vacation (Sunday 6 December – Saturday 16 January) Sunday CLOSED, Monday-Friday 9:30-19:00, Saturday 10:00-18:00 Monday 21 December 9:30-17:00 Tuesday 22 December 9:30-17:00 Wednesday 23 December 9:30-17:00


Thursday 24 December 2020 - Sunday 3 January 2021 inclusive


The Library has reopened to University students, staff, and Bodleian Reader Card holders (with a valid card). You will need to book a time slot in advance to visit. View the information at to find out how.

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.

Registration required. A charge may apply.,

Subjects Covered

The Social Science Library supports teaching, learning, and research in the departments of:, Economics, Geography, International Development, Politics & International Relations, Sociology, and Social Policy and Social Work, and in the Centres for Criminology, Refugee Studies, Russian & East European Studies, and Socio-Legal Studies.

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