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Thank you for your interest in making a donation to the University of Oxford. Due to circumstances surrounding the spread of Covid-19, the Development Office is currently unable to process any gifts by post. (Any gifts received by post will not be processed until the Bodleian Libraries reopen.) In the interim, you can still donate online in the usual way. We very much appreciate your understanding at this time.

Your support counts

The Bodleian Libraries are built on a history of philanthropy, beginning with Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester in 1437, continued by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602, and sustained by generous donations today.

Today, the Libraries' doors open to thousands of visiting researchers every year; its website enables instant access to many of its collections by anyone, anywhere in the world, at any time; while a busy, expanding programme of acclaimed exhibitions and cultural events ensures the Libraries' rich treasures are as accessible as possible to members of the public.

We want to ensure that our collections remain accessible for future generations to enjoy, and that our education and outreach work continues.

With your help, we can provide an outstanding service for our scholars, readers and visitors; preserve rare materials, and make our collections widely and freely available through educational outreach, exhibitions and digitization.



Contact the Development team for more information:

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