With more than six million books, one million maps and thousands of priceless manuscripts, the Bodleian Library is one of the
world's great libraries and arguably the centre of the English language. The library was first established in the early 1300's
and was secured by the Oxford University in 1410. Since 1610, the library has been entitled to receive a free copy of all books
printed in England.
While access to certain parts of the library is by special arrangement and membership, walking around the
courtyards is free access. Also a guided tour around key areas of the library is available - see below. The Bodleian is an
exquisitely beautiful building and is located in the centre of Oxford, city of 'dreaming spires'.
Location / Directions:
- Address: University of Oxford, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD
- Driving: Take M25 to M40 to A40 towards Oxford. Follow signs to the ring road. At the third
circle, take the first left onto Woodstock Road.
- By train: The Oxford Tube and the Oxford Espress both leave London's Victoria Station every 12-20
minutes, making their way to Oxford's Gloucester Green.
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- Open Monday - Sunday year round
- Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
- Saturday: 9am - 4:30pm
- Sunday: 11am - 5pm