The world-famous Bodleian Libraries is a must-see cultural destination in the heart of Oxford. With its origins in the 14th century, explore our beautiful historic buildings on a guided tour or see our inspiring exhibitions featuring rare items from the libraries’ collections.

Reopening information

Our shop and a pop-up café are open.

You can book City Walking Tours.

Following government guidance, our library tours and exhibitions will remain closed. We are planning to reopen in May but until then you can still:

We are grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming you back when we can.

University and Bodleian Reader card holders can find information about our library service on our latest updates page.