Oxford University Access Guide: Comprehensive information about access to all university buildings
Oxford University Disability Advisory Service: University Department supporting disabled students
ARACU (Accessible Resources Unit): Bodleian Libraries' unit dedicated to source and create materials in accessible formats
Assistive animals, such as guide dogs for the blind and hearing dogs for the deaf, will always be admitted with readers.
With almost 30 libraries and reading rooms in some of Oxford's most historic buildings, physical access to Bodleian Libraries' collections may be problematic for wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties. For this reason we will always make alternative arrangements should you not be able to access collections. Material can be delivered to more accessible reading rooms and libraries and staff will fetch materials from inaccessible areas of the library for you.
Information of access to individual libraries, including parking, is available online from our Access Guide. We encourage you to check before visiting and to contact the libraries to allow for any book moves. If you would like further details, contact the Disability Librarian.
If you require the help of a Support Worker or Non-Medical Helper whilst using the libraries, please contact the Admissions Office via email or telephone (01865 277 180) as they may be given a Bodleian Reader's card free of charge.