Following the government guidance, we have closed our exhibitions, tours, shops and café. Find out more.

Old Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is a historic listed building, and we regret there are no lifts available. Guided tours involve stairs, and the extended tour includes some steep stairs and a substantial amount of walking.

 Wheelchair access

General ground floor areas of the Bodleian Library are accessible by wheelchair, but not the floors above ground, including Duke Humfrey's Library.

 Hearing aids

Visitors with hearing aids may request a hearing loop which connects wirelessly to the guide's microphone. We recommend contacting a member of our staff prior to the tour to find out more details.

Weston Library

The library can be accessed via a ramp at its Broad Street entrance. The public areas – including the exhibition galleries, Bodleian Café and The Zvi Meitar Bodleian Shop – are all located on the ground floor. For more information, including images of our step-free entrances and accessible toilets, view our full Weston Library Access Guide.


Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

  Guide dogs

Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome.

 Blue Badge parking

There are five on-street Blue Badge parking spaces near the Bodleian Libraries: one in front of Exeter College; two outside Blackwell's bookshop on Broad Street and two on Parks Road, near the King's Arms pub.

Please refer to the Oxford Tourist Information Centre for more information on disabled parking spaces and procedures.