Getting a Bodleian Reader Card

Before completing your application for a Bodleian Reader Card, please read the information below carefully in order to ascertain your current status using the links provided. 

If you do not hold a current formal affiliation to a College, Department, or institution at the University of Oxford, and require access to the Bodleian Libraries, you will need to apply for a Bodleian Reader Card.

Alternatively, if you are already affiliated with the University you will have access to the Bodleian Libraries via different methods.

If you are currently: 

  • Attached to a College, Department, or institution as an employee, student, or academic visitor at the University of Oxford, hold a degree from the University of Oxford, or if you are a retired staff member of the University of Oxford, view our Information for staff, students and graduates;
  • Participating in a study abroad programme or summer school within Oxford, or if you are currently affiliated to a study school within Oxford, view our Information for staff and students of summer schools;
  • Working for the NHS in Oxfordshire, view our Joining the library information.

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