Visiting the Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Libraries are the perfect destination to learn about the University of Oxford, the history of the Libraries, the incredible collections held in the Bodleian and the fascinating research led by the University today.

There are three buildings across the Bodleian Libraries accessible to visitors: the Old Bodleian Library (with four historic rooms and a library), the magnificent Georgian Radcliffe Camera and the modern Weston Library.

Please note that all sites are working libraries, so many spaces within these sites are not accessible to visitors; given their use, we ask that visitors are quiet on the Old Bodleian Library site.



View our opening times to plan your visit

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Statue of William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, Bodleian Library

Spaces to visit

Explore the Bodleian Libraries – from the modern Weston Library to the Old Bodleian Library dating back to the Middle Ages.

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Historic letterpress printing workshop at the Bodleian Libraries

Educational visits

We aim to inspire secondary schools students, college students and adults to engage with our world-class collections of manuscripts, maps, rare books and archives.

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The Bodleian Libraries hope that all visitors can enjoy their experience, and a range of access provisions are available for visitors who require additional assistance.

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