Libraries at Oxford

Alumni can apply for free admission to Oxford library services

Accessing the Bodleian in Oxford

All degree holding alumni of the University of Oxford are entitled to apply for free admission to Oxford library services. Contact the Bodleian Admissions Office or telephone +44 (0)1865 277180 for more details.

Scan and Deliver

Scan and Deliver is now available to all current Bodleian Library card holders.

There is now a Scan and Deliver service for items held in the Bodleian Libraries Book Storage Facility. Instead of requesting the physical item to a reading room, you can request scans of sections direct to your desktop. See more at:

Exhibitions, tours and masterclasses

What’s on at the Bodleian Libraries brings together the wide-ranging activities taking place in the Libraries. Whether you visit an exhibition or a display, attend an event or a lecture, go on a guided tour, or visit our shop, you will find an opportunity to discover our distinguished collections, magnificent buildings and informative programmes. See more at:

Join the Friends of the Bodleian

As a Friend, you will be able to enjoy a range of activities, including free lectures and special tours. The society has helped the Bodleian acquire diverse treasures including Jane Austen’s draft of The Watsons and pages from the draft of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (both acquisitions are on display in the Bodleian’s Marks of Genius exhibition). See more at:

Oxford University Research Archive (ORA)

Open access to the research publications from the University of Oxford - see the ORA website to gain access to research publications.