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 15 March

Blackwell Hall and Benugo Café will be closed for a private event from 8.30am-1.30pm. Divinity School will be closed all day. The Weston shop will be open as usual, however the doors between the shop and Blackwell Hall will be locked until 1.30pm.

Saturday  16 March

Due to a Wedding Ceremony taking place in the Divinity School, our 13:00 and 14:00 60 minute tours, and our 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tours will not be taking place. We will be running 30 minute visits to 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 be closed from 13:00. 

Monday 25 March

Due to a university ceremony taking place in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 10:30 60 Minute Tour will not be taking place. We will be running 30 Minute Tours at 10:30 and 11:00.

Tuesday 26 March

Due to a private event taking place in the Divinity School, our 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 30 Minute Tours will not be taking place. We will be running 30 minute visits to the Duke Humfrey's Library at 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40.

The Divinity School will be closed from 15:00.

Thursday 28 March

Due to a private event taking place in the Divinity School, our 16:00 and 16:40 30 Minute Tours will not be taking place. We will be running 30 minute visits to the Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 and 16:40.

The Divinity School will be closed from 16:00.

Friday 29 March

Due to a university ceremony taking place in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 13:00 and 14:00 60 Minute Tours will not be taking place. We will be running 30 Minute Tours at 13:00, 13:30, 14:00 and 14:30.

Sunday 31 March -  Friday 5 April

The Oxford Literary Festival will be taking place in the Divinity School, Convocation House and Chancellors Court, and will cancel our usual visit options during this time. This includes our 30 Minute, 60 Minute and 90 Minute Tours. It also includes Audio Guides and Divinity School Visits. We will be running 30 minute visits to the Duke Humfrey's Library 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. 

The Divinity School will be closed to visitors during this time.  

Saturday 6 April

Due to a Wedding Ceremony taking place in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, our 13:00 and 14:00 60 minute tours will not be taking place. We will be running 30 minute tours at 13:00, 13:30, 14:00 and 14:30.

Another Wedding Ceremony will be taking place in the Divinity School and will cancel our 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tours. We will be running 30 minute visits to the Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 and 16:40.  

 The Divinity School will be closed from 16:00. 

Sunday 7 April

Due to a Wedding Ceremony will be taking place in the Divinity School our 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tours will not be taking place. We will be running 30 minute visits to the Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 and 16:40.  

The Divinity School will be closed from 16:00.  

Monday 8 April

Due to a university ceremony taking place in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 10:30 60 Minute Tour will not be taking place. We will be running 30 Minute Tours at 10:30 and 11:00.

Saturday 13 April

Due to a Wedding Ceremony taking place in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, our 13:00 and 14:00 60 minute tours will not be taking place. We will be running 30 minute tours at 13:00, 13:30, 14:00 and 14:30.

Another Wedding Ceremony will be taking place in the Divinity School and will cancel our 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tours. We will be running 30 minute visits to the Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 and 16:40.  

 The Divinity School will be closed from 16:00.

Monday 15 April

Due to a Wedding Ceremony taking place in the Divinity School, our 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40 30 minute tours will not be taking place. We will be running 30 minute visits to the Duke Humfrey's Library at 15:00, 15:30, 16:00 and 16:40.  

 The Divinity School will be closed from 14:30.

Monday 8 April

Due to a university ceremony taking place in Convocation House and Chancellor's Court, the 10:30 and 11:30 60 Minute Tour will not be taking place. We will be running 30 Minute Tours at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 and 12:00. 

 Sunday 21 April

The library will be closed all day to visitors because of Easter Sunday closing. No visiting options will be available.  

Wednesday 24 April

Due to a private event taking place in the Divinity School, our 16:00 and 16:40 30 Minute Tours will not be taking place. We will be running 30 minute visits to the Duke Humfrey's Library at 16:00 and 16:40.

The Divinity School will be closed from 16:00.  

 

    

 

 

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