Digital learning

The Bodleian’s digital learning programme allows us to further interpret our historic collections for a wider audience, providing access to more than one million items.

Digital learning at the Libraries includes a range of online resources and activities. Content has been created with the aim of expanding the reach of our collections with a wider audience and making them more accessible for all.

Some of this content is user-generated as the Libraries also work with students to explore the collections and create digital content on their library visits.

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Digital.Bodleian is an incredible online resource that makes portions of the Bodleian’s extraordinary library collections open to users from around the world. It is an invaluable resource for educators, and for learning, teaching and research.

Explore in detail more than 700,000 images of manuscripts, rare books, maps, archives and ephemera from the Bodleian Libraries and Oxford college libraries.  Images can be viewed, studied, saved and downloaded.

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The Bodleian's YouTube channel

A collection of films exploring everything from Bodleian exhibitions, conservation and research projects, and discussions with curators, researchers and academics.

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Digital resources for schools

We are gradually developing resources for teachers to use in our exhibitions and in the classroom. These resources are often linked to our current exhibitions, and are designed to be printed.

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Saving the Past

An eye-opening look at how and why the digitisation of old materials is so much more than just taking photographs, and how it opens up whole new fields of research.

Other digital content

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Centre for Digital Scholarship

Centre for Digital Scholarship

The Centre for Digital Scholarship is a hub for translating innovative digital technologies into multidisciplinary academic practice and public engagement.

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Engaging blogs written by members of library staff at Oxford, providing details on a broad range of subjects.

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The Bodleian Libraries record talks and lectures throughout the year and make them available via the University's podcasting site.

Listen to our podcasts