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Rare Books in the Bodleian Library: Searching SOLO

Guide to finding and using rare books in the Bodleian Library

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Searching the early printed collections

There are in excess of one million records in SOLO for books, journals, magazines, newspapers, maps, ephemera, and music printed before 1900 covering antiquarian collections held in almost 60 libraries across Oxford.   

In the first instance, all users should see SOLO - Search Oxford Libraries Online for information and guidance on searching SOLO for printed books.

For a specific guide to searching early printed books, see our our guide below.