Bodleian Library

Bodleian Library
Catte Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
England

Website

Library website

www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Exhibitions

www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson

E-mail

Communications Office

communications@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Telephone

Communications Office

01865 277627

Exhibitions

01865 277178

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The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford form the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. They include the principal University library—the Bodleian Library—which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years; major research libraries; and libraries attached to faculties, departments and other institutions of the University. The combined library collections number more than 11 million printed items, in addition to 30,000 e-journals and vast quantities of materials in other formats.

This library has Designated Collections of national importance.

Venue Type:

Archive, Library, Gallery, Heritage site

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00
Sat 9.00-16.30
Sun 11.00-17.00

Admission charges

Admission Free

The Special Collections at the Bodleian Library: Rare books, Manuscripts and Archives, Maps, Music, and Oxford University Archives are Designated Collections of national importance.

These collections include many rare and important items. Highlights amongst them are the only Shakespeare First Folio still in its original home, Handel’s conducting score of 'Messiah', the Gutenberg Bible, Mary Shelley's manauscript of 'Frankenstein', Holst’s autograph of 'The Planets' to name just a few.

Collection details

Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
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