Join the Friends of the Bodleian


Join today by card or direct debit to enjoy all the benefits of membership.

With a range of events and videos, plus a free subscription to our magazine, joining the Friends brings you closer to the Bodleian’s unique collection, no matter where you are.

Our Friends have enabled the Libraries to acquire research material across a range of subjects, supporting world-leading research and learning.


Ordinary Membership

£45 per annum (single) | £70 per annum (dual)

  • Exclusive events and free lectures in person and online
  • Priority access to exclusive videos and other digital content
  • Literary and musical evenings 
  • Private views of Bodleian exhibitions
  • Special tours of the Library and visits to other libraries in the UK and abroad
  • Free subscription to our magazine, the Bodleian Library Friends' Newsletter
  • Friends' newsletter
  • Annual Lecture with special guest speaker 
  • A 10% discount on purchases from the Bodleian Shop
  • A 10% discount at the Bodleian Café in the Weston Library
  • A 10% discount on the price of a Bodleian Reader Card 
  • Guest pass to Duke Humfrey's Library

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Student Membership

£15 per annum

Student Membership includes all the benefits of Ordinary Membership. It is available to all students until such time as they take the degree for which they have enrolled. 

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Honourable Membership

£70 per annum (single) | £110 per annum (dual)

Honourable Membership includes all the benefits of Ordinary Membership, plus:

A free subscription to The Bodleian Library Record, the Library's scholarly journal containing articles on literary, historical and bibliographical topics, especially those concerned with the Library's collections (£40 value).

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Life Membership

£700 one-off payment (single) | £1,100 one-off payment (dual)

The benefits of Honourable Membership for life.

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Gift Membership

From £45

When you give membership as a gift, there is more than one beneficiary. While the recipient enjoys exclusive events in beautiful Oxford surroundings, the Libraries are able to further enrich their collections for future generations of scholars.

Presented in an attractive greeting card, this special gift is available to purchase online.

Purchase gift membership

You can also purchase gift membership by post.

Download, complete and send a postal membership form to Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG.

The membership rates quoted are minimum sums. You are urged to consider subscribing more or donating separately.

Annual subscriptions are due on the anniversary of the member's first payment.