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UK Parliament and Government collections


The Official Papers collection held by the Bodleian Library is an incredible primary resource for researchers from all disciplines.  The Official Papers collection dates from the 16th century to present day .The Bodleian Library is the only place in the country where the Bound Set of parliamentary papers from 1801 to the present day is on open shel

Collections from the UK Parliament, government and devolved assemblies are a rich and detailed source of information for the historian covering all aspects of the historical record. Topics include: slavery, child labour, health of the nation, foreign policy, economic policy and law.

For the contemporary researcher the papers are a window to UK society today, how it functions, for example, in terms of economics, law, health, politics, science, medical and foreign policy. The researcher can see how evidence is collected and policy and legislation developed.

The extenstive print collection is situated on the ground floor at the Bodleian Law Library on open shelf. 

Parliamentary papers have not been systematically catalogued by libraries. Do not rely on library catalogues to find material. 

Do not hestitate to get in contact with Official Papers staff with any queries.



Subject Librarian


     Hannah Chandler
Official Papers Librarian

The Official Papers collection is situated on the ground floor of the Bodleian Law Library

Telephone: +44 (0) 1865 271472

Official Papers Section
Bodleian Law Library,
St. Cross Building,
Manor Road,
Oxford. OX1 3UR

Opening hours

Official Papers webpage

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