Find the Admissions Office

The door to the Admissions Office between an information desk and a shelf of books in Blackwell Hall at the Weston Library

Opening hours

The Bodleian Libraries Admissions Office is open:

Monday – Friday: 9am–4.30pm (last application is at 4.15pm)
Saturday: 10am–1.30pm (last application is at 1.15pm)


We are closed from Good Friday to Easter Monday, on August bank holidays, and over the Christmas period.


The Admissions Office is inside the Weston Library.

To find our office, enter the Weston Library through the Blackwell Hall entrance (off Broad Street). On your right-hand side is the information desk, and to the right of the desk are the double doors to the Admissions Office.

Bodleian Libraries Admissions Office
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3BG

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Contact us

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 277180


If you have difficulty with walking or climbing steps, or with sight or hearing, please contact the Admissions Office in advance for advice about using the Bodleian Libraries facilities.

Our office itself is wheelchair-accessible via the main Broad Street entrance of the Weston Library and the readers’ entrance on Parks Road.

To facilitate access to our historic buildings, we ask that wheelchair users and readers who have difficulties with mobility ring in advance to make arrangements.

The office has an induction loop system for the benefit of hearing-aid users.

What to bring with you

When you visit Admissions, please bring:

  1. your completed application form
  2. the required ID documents depending on the category that describes your current circumstances best.

Please do not send us any photos or scans of your ID documents.

Wearing a face covering is now a personal choice. Please be respectful of those who choose to continue wearing one.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How to pre-order material

You can pre-order items ahead of your visit so that they are ready for you to use after you visit the Admissions Office. Find out more about types of material and how to pre-order items.

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