• Photograph of a wooden box

    Thinking inside the box

    A display of boxes, bags, and satchels used for carrying books at different times and places

  • Visitors in the Sappho to Suffrage exhibition

    Sappho to Suffrage: women who dared

    Centenary of Votes for Women celebrated in Bodleian exhibition

  • The Sheldon Tapestry Map

    Sheldon Tapestry Map talks

    Free weekday talk exploring the history behind the map


Opening hours

Reading rooms

Mon-Fri: 9:00-19:00 | Sat: 10:00-16:00 | Sun: Closed

Public areas

Mon-Fri: 8:30-17:00 | Sat: 9:00-17:00 | Sun: 11:00-17:00

Full details of opening hours


Weston Library
Broad Street

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Using special collections

Information on accessing our world-class special collections

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Subject guides

Guidance on collections available for research 

Visitors looking at a Bodleian exhibition


Access our unique buildings and collections through tours, exhibitions and events

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