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

Monday 21 May

Due to a photo shoot the Divinity School will not open until 11:00.

Friday 25 May

Due to a university event taking place in the Divinity School, the 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours and the 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute tours of the Duke Humfrey's Library at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40.  

The Divinity School will close at 11:00.

Saturday 26 May

Due to a private event in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours will not be taking place. The library will run 30 minute Mini Tours at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40.  

Wednesday 30 May

The Weston Library, including the cafe and exhibitions, will close to the public at 16:00. The Shop will remain open to the public until 18:00.

Friday 1 June

Due to a university event taking place in the Divinity School, the 16:40 Mini Tour will not be taking place. The library will run a 30 minute tours of the Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:40.  

The Divinity School will close at 16:15.

Saturday 2 June

Due to a private event taking place in the Divinity School, the 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours and the 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute tours of the Duke Humfrey's Library at 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40.  

The Divinity School will close at 13:00.

Saturday 9 June

Due to a private event in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours will not be taking place. The library will run 30 minute Mini Tours at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40.  

Monday 11 June

Due to a photo shoot the Divinity School will not open until 11:00.

Thursday 14 June

Due to a University Ceremony taking place in the Divinity School, the 11:30 and 13:00 Standard Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute tours of the Duke Humfrey's Library at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00 and 13:30.  

The Divinity School will be closed from 11:00 - 13:30.

Friday 15 June

Due to a private event taking place in the Divinity School, the 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute tours of the Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 and 16:40.  

The Divinity School will close at 15:45.

Saturday 16 June

Due to a private event in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours will not be taking place. The library will run 30 minute Mini Tours at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40.  

Monday 18 June

Due to a University Ceremony taking place in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute Mini 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 16:40.  

Tuesday 19  June

Due to a University Ceremony taking place in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute Mini 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 16:40.  

Wednesday 20 June

Due to a University Ceremony taking place in the Divinity School and the Old School's Quad, the 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours will not be taking place. A private event will cancel the 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours. The library will 30 minute tours of the Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 and 16:40.  

Due to the ceremony using the Old Schools Quad from 09:00 - 15:00, the quadrangle will be closed during this time.

The Divinity School will be closed until 15:00 and will close early at 16:00.

Thursday 21 June

Due to a private event taking place in the Divinity School, the 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute tours of the Duke Humfrey's Library at 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40.  

The Divinity School will close at 15:00.

Saturday 23 June

Due to a private event in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours will not be taking place. The library will run 30 minute Mini Tours at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, and 15:30.Due to a private Event in the Divinity School, the 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute tours of the Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 and 16:40.  

The Divinity School will close at 15:45.

Monday 25 June

Due to a University Ceremony taking place in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 10:30, 11:30, 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute Mini 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 16:40.  

Friday 29 June

Due to a private event taking place in the Divinity School, the 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours, and the 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute tours of the Duke Humfrey's Library at 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40.  

The Divinity School will close at 12:00.

Saturday 30 June

Due to a private event in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 13:00 and 14:00 Standard Tours will not be taking place. The library will run 30 minute Mini Tours at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, and 15:30.  

Due to a private event taking place in the Divinity School, the 16:00 and 16:40 Mini Tours will not be taking place. The library will 30 minute tours of the Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 and 16:40.  

The Divinity School will close at 16:00.

Wednesday 11 July

The Bodleian Library Shop will close at 14:30 for stocktake.

Thursday 12 July

The Bodleian Library and Weston Library shops will both be closed all day for stocktake.

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