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(Monday – Friday)

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  • Term time opening hours:



(Monday – Friday)

(by booking only)

  • Weekend opening hours: Closed

Bodleian KB Chen China Centre Library

inside the China Centre libary

Photo courtesy of St Hugh's college


The library, which currently holds over 50,000 volumes (not including periodicals), functions as a teaching collection. 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.

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Call us: (01865) 280430

Visit us:

Bodleian K B Chen China Centre Library,

University of Oxford China Centre,

Dickson Poon Building,

Canterbury Road,

Oxford OX2 6LU