Follow the progress of the forthcoming Weston Library in this shortened version of our time-lapse video (contains flashing images).


Building a 21st-century Bodleian

A fascinating behind-the-scenes video revealing the inner workings of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries and how its staff are preparing this ancient institution for future generations of readers with the forthcoming Weston Library.


 Richard Ovenden, Deputy Librarian, Bodleian Libraries"This new blend of storage, preservation and research will give us a new opportunity to reshape our services to meet the demands of the contemporary age."

Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian


Original New Bodleian Library Opening   

Amazing newsreel footage from 1946 when the original New Bodleian Library was formally opened by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother). Reproduced with kind permission from British Pathé.

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