Plan your visit

Getting to Oxford

Oxford has excellent transport links by air, train, coach and car. See How to get to Oxford and view maps of the Oxford area.

Access to the Old Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is situated in Oxford on Broad Street, OX1 3BG.

There are six entrances to the central complex, three on Broad Street (facing north), two on Catte Street (east) and one from the Radcliffe Square (south). Please view the map.

The recommended entrance is via Catte Street, using the Great Gate. The Great Gate is the main entrance which provides direct access to the Old Schools Quadrangle and the Old Bodleian Library. You can purchase tickets on the right hand side of the Gate, in the Ticket Office. There is level access to the quadrangle through the Great Gate.

Access to the Weston Library

The Weston Library is situated in Oxford on Broad Street, OX1 3BG.

There is one public entrance to the library which is on Broad Street. Please view the map.


There are limited parking spaces available on Broad Street and Parks Road. If you wish to drive, you will find park and ride by far the best way to get into Oxford. Please visit the Park & Ride website for more information

Old Schools Quadrangle

Admission to the Old Schools Quadrangle is free. Once you reach the Old Schools Quadrangle, the Old Bodleian Library entrance faces west. Through the glass doors behind the statue you enter the Proscholium. From the Proscholium you can access the Divinity School where all tours start. There is a ramp for wheelchair access.

Blackwell Hall

Admission to Blackwell Hall and the exhibition rooms in the Weston Library are free. From Blackwell Hall visitors can visit the two exhibition rooms in the north end of the hall. The Bodleian Café is situated within the west area of Blackwell Hall. The Zvi Meitar Bodleian Shop is in the south west corner of the building and can be accessed via Blackwell Hall or from Broad Street directly. There is a ramp for wheelchair access to Blackwell Hall. 

Free public Wi-Fi is available in the Weston Library.

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