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Bodleian Libraries Enquiry Service: Family History / Book Valuations

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

Oxford University Archives

Book Valuations

The Bodleian Library is unable to offer valuations of rare books. Such enquiries should be directed to an antiquarian book-seller. The following website is a useful tool in finding your nearest book-seller:

Genealogy / Family History / Private Research Enquiries

The Enquiry Service is not equipped to undertake academic, private or personal research on behalf of enquirers, beyond answering specific questions directly relating to holdings in the Bodleian’s collections.

However, if you are researching your family history and believe that one of your ancestors had a link with Oxford University (e.g. they were a student or a staff member), you should direct your enquiry to the University Archives.

Oxford University Archives:

T:  01865 277145
A: Oxford University Archives,
     Bodleian Library,
     OX1 3BG



Oxford's public libraries can help with family history research focused on Oxfordshire. The Oxfordshire County Council website provides excellent guidance on how to get started:

The following sites also provide useful information about family history.  Some research sites may require you to register and charge a research fee: