Opening hours for visitors

We are open Monday to Sunday all year round, except at Christmas, New Year and Easter, when we close on certain days. Please check our opening dates at these times.

Old Bodleian Library


Mon-Fri

Sat

Sun

Tours, Divinity School, Proscholium 9:00-17:00 9:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
Bodleian Libraries' Shop (Old Schools Quad) 10:00-17:30 10:00-17:00 11:00-17:00

Weston Library


Mon-Fri

Sat

Sun

Blackwell Hall  8:30-17:00 9:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
Exhibition galleries 10:00-17:00 10:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
Bodleian Café
last orders 30 minutes before closing
8:30-17:00 9:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
The Zvi Meitar Bodleian Libraries Shop 10:00-17:30 10:00-17:00 11:00-17:00

 

Ceremonial and other events

Sometimes the usual visitor opening hours and guided tours are affected, due to ceremonial and other events. For example, the University has a number of degree days each year. The Divinity School is closed on these days, and we offer 30-minute tours to Duke Humfrey's Library only. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Further information on Degree Ceremonies can be found on the University of Oxford website.

Closures and Tour Cancellations

Friday 2 November

Our 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 60 minute tour, and our 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tour will not be taking place due to a Degree Ceremony. We will be running 30 minute tours to the Duke Humfrey's Library only at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:30.

The Divinity School will be closed to visitors all day.  

Saturday 3 November

Our 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 60 minute tour, and our 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tour will not be taking place due to a Degree Ceremony. We will be running 30 minute tours to the Duke Humfrey's Library only at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:30.

The Divinity School will be closed to visitors all day.  

Saturday 10 November

Our 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 60 minute tour, and our 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tour will not be taking place due to a Degree Ceremony. We will be running 30 minute tours to the Duke Humfrey's Library only at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:30.

The Divinity School will be closed to visitors all day.   

Friday 16 November

Our 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tour will not be taking place due to a Private Event. We will be running 30 minute tours to the Duke Humfrey's Library only at 16:00 and 16:30.

The Divinity School will close to visitors at 15:30.   

Saturday 17 November

Our 14:00 60 minute tour and our 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tourwill not be taking place due to a Private Event. We will be running 30 minute tours to the Duke Humfrey's Library only at 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:30.

The Divinity School will close to visitors at 13:30.

Sunday 18 November

Please be aware there will be works taking place in the Old School's Quad to prepare for the Christmas Light Festival. Access to the quad may be restricted.

Tuesday 20 November

Our 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 60 minute tour will not be taking place due to an educational event in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court. We will be running 30 minute tours at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:30.

Wednesday 21 November

Our 9:15 90 minute tour and our 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 60 minute tour will not be taking place due to an educational event in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court. We will be running 30 minute tours at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:30.

Thursday 29 November

Our 11:30 and 13:00 60 minute tour will not be taking place due to a Degree Ceremony. We will be running 30 minute tours to the Duke Humfrey's Library only at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 and 13:30.

The Divinity School will be closed to visitors from 11:00 till 13:30.

Our 16:40 30 minute tour will not be taking place due to a Private Event. We will be running a 30 minute tour to the Duke Humfrey's Library only at 16:30.

The Divinity School will close to visitors at 16:15.

Tuesday 4 December

Our 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tour will not be taking place due to a Private Event. We will be running 30 minute tours to the Duke Humfrey's Library only at 16:00 and 16:30.

The Divinity School will close to visitors at 15:30.   

Thursday 13 December

Our 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 60 minute tour will not be taking place due to a private event. We will be running 30 minute tours to the Duke Humfrey's Library only at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00 and 14:30.

The Divinity School will be closed to visitors from 11:00 till 15:00.

Saturday 22 December

Our 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 60 minute tour will not be taking place due to Wedding Ceremony in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court. We will be running 30 minute tours at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:30.

    

 

 

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