Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room

Opening hours


Monday-Friday: 9:00-19:00

Saturday: 10:00-16:00

Sunday: Closed

(Holiday closures)

Please note that the full range of reader services is only provided from 9:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday, and that after 17:00 on weekdays and on Saturdays staff may refer enquiries to regular (weekday) daytime staff.

[Map and location

Weston Library,
Broad Street,
Oxford, United Kingdom


What is read here?

Contact us

  • Medieval manuscripts
  • Modern manuscripts and archives
  • Oxford University Archives
  • Rare books
  • John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera
  • Maps

Brief subject guides to our collections

(Oriental manuscripts & rare books and Commonwealth and African collections are read in the Charles Wendell David Reading Room)

Phone: (+44) 01865 277150

Email: Research enquiries

Email: Reading room bookings and orders

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