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.