Admission charges for Reader Cards

The standard admissions charges for Bodleian Reader Cards are:

  • One week - £6
  • Six months - £20
  • One year - £38
  • Two years - £72
  • Three years - £108
  • Four years - £142

Bodleian Reader Cards can be issued free of charge to:

  • Graduates holding a degree from the University of Oxford.
  • Staff and students of institutions that were  formerly known as HEFCE-funded.
  • Applicants requiring access to material held exclusively in the Weston Library.
  • Applicants requiring access to UN or EU material deposited in the Bodleian Law Library only.
  • Retired applicants (above 65 years of age and who are no longer in gainful employment or self-employed).
  • Applicants able to show evidence of *hardship.

*For UK citizens hardship is defined as being in receipt of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme, Housing Benefit, Job Seekers' Allowance, or Income Support. In order to issue a Bodleian Reader Card free of charge, we will require evidence of hardship in the form of official correspondence, dated within six months of the application being made.

For non-UK citizens hardship is defined as being citizens of a country listed as Low Income by the World Bank. In order to issue a Bodleian Reader Card free of charge, we will require evidence of hardship in the form of a passport or identity card.

Bodleian Reader Cards can be issued at a concessional rate, for a maximum of one year, to members of:

  • Friends of the Bodleian
  • Bodley's American Friends
  • Canadian Friends of the Bodleian
  • German Friends of the Bodleian
  • Japanese Friends of the Bodleian
  • South African Friends of the Bodleian

The concessional charges for Bodleian Reader Cards are:

  • One week - £5.40
  • Six months - £18.00
  • One year - £34.20
  • Two years - £64.80
  • Three years - £97.20
  • Four years - £127.80

Holders of National Art Pass, who require access to collections held by the Bodleian Libraries, are eligible to a discount of 50% of the standard admissions charge. In order to issue a Bodleian Reader Card at the discounted rate, we will require evidence of your status as a National Art Pass holder.

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