Old Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is a historic listed building. We regret there are no lifts available.

Library guided tours involve stairs, and the extended tour includes some steep stairs and a substantial amount of walking.

 Wheelchair access

The general ground-floor areas of the Bodleian Library are accessible by wheelchair, but not the floors above ground, including Duke Humfrey's Library.

The Divinity School, Convocation House and Chancellor’s Court are wheelchair-accessible.

 Hearing aids

Visitors with hearing aids can request a hearing loop which connects wirelessly to the guide's microphone. We recommend contacting a member of our staff prior to the tour to find out more details.

Weston Library

The library can be accessed via a ramp at its Broad Street entrance. The public areas – including the exhibition galleries, Bodleian Café and The Zvi Meitar Bodleian Shop – are all located on the ground floor. For more information, including images of our step-free entrances and accessible toilets, view our full Weston Library Access Guide.


Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

 Accessible toilets

The Weston Library has an accessible toilet on the ground floor of Blackwell Hall.


In the Weston Library there are digital screens that support displays and exhibitions, and we aim to include subtitles on all videos.

  Guide dogs

Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome.

 Large print information guides

Large print guides for our exhibitions are available to download from our exhibition webpages.

 Easy read guide

There is a visual guide to help you find your way around the Weston Library. Download our easy read guide.

This guide is a trial version. Please email any feedback to:

 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's Accessibility and Disability Information page for more information on disabled parking spaces and procedures.