The University of Oxford's principal collections relating to Japan in the humanities and social sciences.
We welcome all holders of University library card/Bodleian Libraries card to the Bodleian Japanese Library (BJL). For information please refer to the Bodleian Libraries' Admissions page.
Inductions are held during 0th week or 1st week of Michaelmas Term. Please ask at the library desk for more details.
University blue-stripe card holders (i.e. matriculated students and staff) may borrow books from the BJL Loan collection. Books may be renewed if they have not been reserved by another reader. Please note that fines will be charged on overdue items. See the Bodleian Japanese Library website for details: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bjl
While our physical services are operating with restrictions, we are continuing to provide, and expanding, our digital services. Students and scholars can take advantage of a wide range online resources that can be accessed offsite. Readers can also get support and advice through our Live Chat and enquiries service.
Please visit the Bodleian Libraries website and library social media channels for regular updates on library services.
Bodleian Japanese Library
27 Winchester Road
Oxford OX2 6NA
T: 01865 284506
Location No.2 (C3) on this map
Due to the current COVID19 situation our temporary opening hours are:
M-F: 9.30-13:00 13:30-17:00
Please note that the reading room will be closed to all readers between 13:00 to 13:30 daily while extra cleaning is carried out.
Booking for the reading admission is via the Bodleian Booking system. Please go to: BJL Reading Room Booking site
1st - 8th weeks (M - F): 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM
0th - 8th weeks (Sat): 11.00 AM to 5.00 PM
M - F: 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
For further details on the opening hours, please visit:
To recommend an eBook, please go to: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/finding-resources/recommendations (SSO required)