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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

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students/researchers studying Japanese at the University of Oxford, although students/researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books/online resources for Japanese, including ebooks, ejournals, bibliographic databases.

Japanese Subject Librarian

              Dr Alessandro Bianchi

          Bodleian Japanese Librarian

    T:+44 (0)1865 284504

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. #KeepOxfordReading



Bodleian Japanese Library

27 Winchester Road
Oxford OX2 6NA
United Kingdom







T: 01865 284506

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BJL Opening Hours

Due to the ongoing COVID19 situation BJL is currently closed to readers.  However we offer Click & Collect service.  Please see the details at: Click & Collect


Our normal opening hours are:

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



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