Getting to the Old Bodleian Library and Weston Library

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Bodleian Old Library

You can access the Bodleian Old Library site via Catte Street (east) and from Radcliffe Square (south). We recommend entering via Catte Street, using the Great Gate, which provides direct access to the Old School Quadrangle and the Bodleian Old Library.

 Address

Bodleian Old Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

Old Schools Quadrangle

Once you reach the Old Schools Quadrangle, the Bodleian Old Library entrance faces west. Through the glass doors behind the statue, you can enter the Proscholium (the entrance hall to the Divinity School). From the Proscholium you can access the Divinity School, where all tours start.

 

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library

Blackwell Hall is the main visitor hall of the Weston Library. From Blackwell Hall you can visit our two exhibition rooms, as well as our our family-friendly café, Space for Reading, and display cases featuring smaller exhibitions. You can access the Zvi Meitar Bodleian Shop via Blackwell Hall or from Broad Street directly.

 Admission & tickets

You can purchase tickets for tours and entry to the Divinity School from the information desk in the Weston Library.

 Address

Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

There is a ramp for wheelchair access. Find out more about accessibility at our sites.

 Wi-Fi

Free public Wi-Fi is available in the Weston Library.

 Gifts

The Zvi Meitar Bodleian Shop can be accessed via Blackwell Hall or from Broad Street directly.

 

How to get here

 Public transport

Oxford has great transport links by bus and rail. Oxford is less than an hour from London and Birmingham by train. The Old Bodleian Library and Weston Library are a 15-minute walk from Oxford train station. The city centre has brilliant bus connections and there are five Park and Ride sites connected to Oxford. For more information visit the Oxford City Council website.

Please allow ample time to get here from destinations outside Oxford if you are using public transport, as there have been frequent issues with transport links recently. Please note that tour tickets are non-refundable, and ticket holders are expected 10 minutes before all tour bookings.

 Parking

There are limited parking spaces available on Parks Road. If you wish to drive, you will find Park and Ride by far the best way to get into Oxford.

Blue Badge parking

There are ten on-street Blue Badge parking spaces near the Bodleian Libraries: one in front of Exeter College; four on Broad Street and five on Parks Road, near the King's Arms pub.

Please refer to the Oxfordshire Council website for more information on disabled parking spaces and access to the city by car.