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Bodleian Libraries - Tours & Events


The Bodleian Library is a working library which forms part of the University of Oxford. It is housed in a remarkable group of buildings which form the historic heart of the University, and you can explore the quadrangles of these magnificent structures at no charge. Different ticket options allow you to visit the interior of some of the buildings, such as the University's oldest teaching and examination room, The Divinity School (built 1427-88). Here you will discover more of the University's fascinating history. Our guided tours go behind the scenes in the Library, including its oldest research library, The Bodleian, dating from 1602-20.


In addition to tours, the Bodleian Library also offers special events such as lectures and gallery talks to accompany our programme of exhibitions and study days on subjects relating to our collections. Please see below for more details.