The world-famous Bodleian Libraries is a must-see cultural destination in the heart of Oxford. With its origins in the 14th century, explore our beautiful historic buildings on a guided tour or see our inspiring exhibitions featuring rare items from the libraries’ collections.

Temporary closure

The national lockdown means that our exhibitions, tours, cafe and shop are temporarily closed.

If you are a University or Bodleian Reader cardholder looking to use our libraries, you can find the latest updates on our library updates page.

We will update this page when we have more information about reopening.

We are grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming you back when we can.

Although our doors are closed, you can still: