The Gladstone Link is a relatively new reader space, opened in 2011, which links the Radcliffe Camera and Old Bodleian Library into a single library complex, enabling library users and collections to move freely through the site. The Gladstone Link offers a more informal seating space than that found in the traditional reading rooms, with areas for group study and discussion. It can be accessed via the Lower Camera Reading Room or via a tunnel leading from the North staircase (or nearby lift) in the Old Bodleian Library. There are two levels: the Upper Gladstone Link and Lower Gladstone Link
The Lower Gladstone Link houses a large collection of highly used Bodleian Library material previously only available on request from closed stacks. It also houses new acquisitions comprising the majority of the last three years of the Library's acquisitions in the Humanities and runs of Humanities print journals (Per. Hums.), shelved alphabetically by title.
The Upper level of the Link houses the History Faculty Library's main lending collection, which continues from the Lower Camera Reading Room. This collection has Library of Congress (LCC) classification and can be borrowed by current members of Oxford University, once they have registered as Bod HFL members. Readers wishing to borrow this material can do so only from the Lower Camera Reserve Desk or Self Issue machine. For more information about the History Faculty Library, including contact details, please visit their webpage.