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Bodleian Libraries Enquiry Service: Getting Started

The Enquiry Service provided by the Main Enquiry Desk team of the Bodleian Library with additional information about broader library services.


To use the Bodleian Libraries, you must first register as a reader. For information about applying for a Bodleian reader's card, please contact the Admissions Office. Admissions staff will be able to explain how to go about getting a reader's card and which categories of membership you are eligible for. Users need to visit the Admissions Office and apply for their card in person before accessing the libraries for the first time.

More information on the admissions process is available online at:


The Bodleian Libraries' Admissions Office
Weston Library
Broad Street


T: 01865 277180



**Please Note: If you are a new user and wish to order items for consultation on your first visit, you should place an Advance Book Order.**


Please read the information in this section prior to contacting us, if your enquiry is regarding any of the following topics:

Contact us:

T: 01865 277162                             


A: Main Enquiry Desk
    Lower Reading Room
    Bodleian Library
    Broad Street
    OX1 3BG

Or use our Ask a Librarian service.