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Opening hours

Term time

Mon-Fri (1st-8th weeks) 09:00-19:00
Sat (0th-8th weeks) 11:00-14:00
Sun closed


Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00
Closed Sat (except 0th week) and Sun

Bodleian KB Chen China Centre Library

inside the China Centre libary

Photo courtesy of St Hugh's college


The library, which currently holds some 45,000 volumes, functions as a teaching collection (the research material being held in the Central Bodleian's Department of Oriental Collections and in the Eastern Art Library). It comprises western works on most aspects of China except art and archaeology; a selection of texts in Chinese relevant to the courses offered; and a reference section of works (in all languages) concerned with China and the Chinese diaspora.

News and events

A collection of Democracy Wall publications 1978-80 have been digitized by Bodleian Library including titles of 探索四五論壇北京之春, 今天and more. To access browse the subject index for "democracy wall" via Bodleian allegro Chinese Catalogue. 

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Bodleian K B Chen China Centre Library,

University of Oxford China Centre,

Dickson Poon Building,

Canterbury Road,

Oxford OX2 6LU