Getting to the Old Bodleian Library and Weston Library

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Old Bodleian Library

The Old Bodleian Library site can be accessed via Catte Street (east) and from Radcliffe Square (south). The recommended entrance is via Catte Street, using the Great Gate, which provides direct access to the Old School Quadrangle and the Old Bodleian Library. You can purchase tickets for tours and entry to the Divinity School from the Ticket Office on the right-hand side of the Great Gate.

 Address

Bodleian Libraries, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

Old Schools Quadrangle

Once you reach the Old Schools Quadrangle, the Old Bodleian Library entrance faces west. Through the glass doors behind the statue, you can enter the Proscholium (the entrance hall to the Divinity School). From the Proscholium you can access the Divinity School, where all tours start.

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library

Blackwell Hall is the main visitor atrium of the Weston Library. There are two exhibition rooms in the Weston Library, as well as display cases for smaller exhibitions. There is also a family-friendly café and The Zvi Meitar Bodleian Shop, which can be accessed via Blackwell Hall or from Broad Street directly.

 Address

Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

How to get here

 Public transport

Oxford has great transport links by bus and rail. Oxford is less than an hour from London and Birmingham by train. The Old Bodleian Library and Weston Library are a 15-minute walk from Oxford train station. The city centre has brilliant bus connections and there are five Park and Ride sites connected to Oxford. For more information visit the Oxford City Council website.

 Parking

There are limited parking spaces available on Broad Street and Parks Road. If you wish to drive, you will find Park and Ride by far the best way to get into Oxford.

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.