Admissions

All members of Oxford University and anyone with a valid Bodleian Librariesí readerís card may use the library. The library is for reference use for most readers; there is a limited lending service to academic staff and graduate students associated with the Rothermere American Institute.

If you do not have a Bodleian card and wish to visit the library for research purposes, please contact the Librarian.

Before completing your application for a Bodleian Readers' 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: 


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