Opening Hours

The Library will be closed to Readers from Friday, 17 June 2022, until Monday, 3 October 2022 (tbc). 

Response times WILL be longer than usual, as this closure is to allow us to carry out maintenance and housekeeping works which cannot be managed when we are open to readers. After the disruption of the last two years, we also have similar works that we were unable to carry out, which are also now urgently required. 

We will continue to offer appointments, in advance, for those wishing to consult early printed books, manuscripts, archives or special collections materials, or works not available elsewhere in Oxford. Please email at least two weeks in advance as appointments will need to be fitted around other commitments, and may not be available at all times throughout the summer. 

Those wishing to apply to become readers may do so when the application process re-opens in mid-September. No applications will be processed over the summer. All information relating to the applications process, and opening arrangements for the new academic year will appear here, in due course. 

Scans of modern materials may be requested through this form