*** IMPORTANT: Updates to Library Services this Summer ***

The Bodleian, departmental libraries and college libraries are switching to a new library system that manages behind-the-scenes library processes. Between 16–23 August some of our usual services will be unavailable or impacted, including Scan & Deliver and requesting from closed stacks and off-site storage.  Please see their website for details before planning a visit to the libraries during this time. Access to online resources will not be affected.

Bodleian Library Shop

10% discount in the shop and online

The Bodleian Library Shop is a beautiful seventeenth century room in the Bodleian Library’s Old Schools Quad. The Shop sells award-winning stationery and gift ranges inspired by the Library’s buildings and magnificent collections, including a special range inspired by the work of alumnus J.R.R Tolkien .

Offer for alumni

10% discount in the Bodleian Library Shop and through the online shop.

How to claim

Please show your My Oxford Card at time of purchase. For online purchases, enter the code OUAlumni in the offer code box on the checkout page.

Go to the Bodleian Library Shop online

Bodleian Library Publishing

Bodleian Library Publishing has a diverse list of gift, general interest and scholarly books on a wide range of subjects drawn from or related to the Library's rich collections of manuscripts, rare books, maps, postcards and other printed ephemera.

Offer for alumni

10% discount on books from our catalogue. Postage is £3.70 per order.

How to claim

Contact Bodleian Library Publishing sales at John Wiley Distribution on 01243 843291 or email quoting BL002.

Go to the Bodleian Library Publishing website

Library services

Digital content

You can see a list of all available resources from the Bodleian, and don’t forget that as an alumnus you have remote access to many of the Libraries journals and databases.

Accessing the Bodleian in Oxford

Fully matriculated alumni are entitled to a free Bodleian Reader Card and associates of the University of Oxford are entitled to apply for admission to Oxford library services. See here for more details.

Scan and Deliver

Scan and Deliver is now available to all current Bodleian Library card holders.

There is now a Scan and Deliver service for items held in the Bodleian Libraries Book Storage Facility. Instead of requesting the physical item to a reading room, you can request scans of sections direct to your desktop.

Further information about Scan and Deliver on the Bodleian website

Exhibitions, tours and masterclasses

What’s on at the Bodleian Libraries brings together the wide-ranging activities taking place in the Libraries. Whether you visit an exhibition or a display, attend an event or a lecture, go on a guided tour, or visit our shop, you will find an opportunity to discover our distinguished collections, magnificent buildings and informative programmes.

See the event and exhibition listing on the Bodleian website

Join the Friends of the Bodleian

As a Friend, you will be able to enjoy a range of activities, including free lectures and special tours. The society has helped the Bodleian acquire diverse treasures including Jane Austen’s draft of The Watsons and pages from the draft of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Visit the Friends of the Bodleian page of the Bodleian website

Oxford University Research Archive (ORA)

Open access to the research publications from the University of Oxford

See the ORA website to gain access to research publications


Go to the Bodleian’s website