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A guide to using the Bodleian Japanese Libraryボドリアン日本研究図書館
Subjects: Japan

Japanese Subject Librarian

              Dr Alessandro Bianchi

          Bodleian Japanese Librarian

    T:+44 (0)1865 284504

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About the Bodleian Japanese Library

Subject covered

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:

Finding Resources

SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) allows readers to discover the University's libraries holdings SOLO

Oxford LibGuides for subject guides, workshops and research skills Oxford LibGuides logo

ORA to explore the University's research archive 

Useful Links

Contact BJL




With our library sites and reading rooms operating with reduced capacity, the Bodleian Libraries are working hard to make it possible to keep the University reading.

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
United Kingdom







T: 01865 284506

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BJL Opening Hours

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




Term time:

1st - 8th weeks (M - F): 9.00 AM to 7.00 PM

0th - 8th weeks (Sat): 11.00 AM to 5.00 PM


Vacation time:

M - F: 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Saturdays closed


For further details on the opening hours, please visit:

To recommend an eBook, please go to:  (SSO required)