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Summer Schools: Access to libraries

A brief guide to Oxford University Libraries

Your Bodleian Reader card

Your  card gives you access to all the Bodleian Libraries, although you will probably be asked to register at each library you wish to use. Keep your card with you at all times as most libraries have access control systems. Based on the programmes scheduled for this summer, you are most likely to use the following libraries:

•    Bodleian Library
•    Bodleian Law Library
•    Rewley House Continuing Education Library
•    English Faculty Library
•    Bodleian History Faculty Library (in central Bodleian Library)
•    Bodleian Social Science Library

Image of Bodleian reader card

General information

General information relating to the Bodleian Libraries can be found at:

Here you will find information regarding opening hours, locations and facilities offered by individual libraries.

Further details can also be found on individual library web sites.  You are strongly advised to check opening hours of libraries you intend to visit before doing so. 

IT in libraries

Libraries provide PCs and 'quick search' catalogue terminals in reading rooms. You can also bring your own laptop or other mobile device. However, please note any local restrictions such as lap-top free zones.

For information on passwords, wi-fi and IT in libraries, please see the Bodleian Libraries website