Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library, which first opened in 1602, is among the most celebrated libraries in the world, not only for its incomparable collections of books and manuscripts, but also for its iconic buildings.

Tours are available of our magical reading rooms, including Duke Humfrey’s Library that was used as Hogwarts Library in the Harry Potter movies. Walk in the footsteps of 5 kings, 26 prime ministers, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and many other famous scholars who have studied here through the ages.

A visit to the Bodleian also offers access to our unique buildings and collections through our exhibitions, events, shop and venue hire.

The Bodleian Library is part of the Bodleian Libraries group: the largest university library system in the UK.

To find out more, go to the library's website for visitors at (link opens in new tab).



There are five on-street disabled parking spaces near the Bodleian Library. For full information on access and tour options, please see the Library’s web pages for disabled visitors.

Contact Us

For more information and contact details, please visit the Library’s website.


Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

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