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Bodleian Social Science Library Guide: Home

A short guide to the Library and our collections.

Library Opening Hours

Term (Weeks 0-9)
Monday - Friday      09:00 - 22:00
Saturday                 10:00 - 18:00

Sunday                   11:00 - 19:00


Monday - Friday       09:00 - 19:00

Saturday                   10:00 - 18:00

(Christmas & Easter Vacation)

Saturday                   10:00 - 16:00

(Summer Vacation)

Sunday                     CLOSED  

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Quick introduction to the Bodleian Social Science Library

The Bodleian Social Science Library (SSL) exists to support the University’s social scientists, particularly in the departments of: Economics, International Development, Politics & International Relations, Sociology, and Social Policy & Intervention; in the Centres for: Criminology, Refugee Studies, Russian & East European Studies, and Socio-Legal Studies; and in the Blavatnik School of Government. The SSL also provides increasing support for African Studies and Anthropology.

To find out more indepth information about our collections and services, visit the Library website.

We also have a set of subject specific web guides:

African Studies




Evidence Based Social Intervention


International Development

Internet Studies

Migration Studies

Politics and International Relations

Public Policy

Refugee Studies

Russian & East European Studies

Social Policy

Social Science Data & Statistics

Socio Legal Studies


Who can use the Library?

All holders of valid Bodleian reader cards are eligible to use the Bodleian Social Science Library. However, only current students and staff of the University may borrow books.

Non-holders of Bodleian reader cards may be admitted on a one-off Day Pass on presentation of identification from their home institution. If you wish to use the library for a longer period you will need to apply to the Bodleian Libraries Admissions office to see if you are eligible for a Bodleian readers card.

Contact Details

Bodleian Social Science Library

Manor Road Building
Manor Road

Tel No. 01865 271093


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