The Bodleian Libraries remain temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming you back when we reopen. Stay connected with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Temporary closure notice

Although the government has announced that libraries and museums can now open, the Bodleian Libraries remain closed until further notice.

The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers are our highest priority. We want to make sure all the necessary safeguards are in place before we re-open to you.

Across our sister institutions, the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum have now reopened.

Plans are underway to reopen the Ashmolean Museum on 10 August, and the Pitt Rivers Museum, Museum of Natural History and History of Science Museum in the autumn.

Other opportunities

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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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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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