Keep up with Bodleian’s book moves!

From October 2010, the Bodleian Libraries will start to move 6.5 million items to the new Book Storage Facility in Swindon.

Items being moved will be temporarily unavailable whilst in transit.  Any item in transit will be marked with the status of “Book Moves” on OLIS / SOLO.

If the item you require has the status “Book Moves” you can:

  • Search SOLO / OLIS to see if an electronic version or alternative edition is available.
  • Delay your request, if your need is not urgent, and re-order the item once its location has been updated (usually within a week but in some cases this may take longer) – shown on the status bar in SOLO / OLIS as “In place”.
  • Go ahead and order the item via ASR – our dedicated team will see if an alternative copy is available and will contact you.

If you would like to contact our support team directly please email

We appreciate your patience as these major projects progress.

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