Bank Holiday Library Closure and Building Works Update

Library closed August Bank Holiday (24-26 August 2013)

The central Bodleian Library site, including the Bodleian History Faculty Library, will be closed for the August bank holiday from Saturday 24 to Monday 26 August inclusive.  The Library will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 27 August.


Building Works – Lower Camera closed 27 August to 30 September incl. (estimated)

The Lower Radcliffe Camera will be closed to readers from Tuesday 27 August 2013 for building works and expected to re-open Tuesday 1 October.  The Upper Camera and Gladstone Link will remain open, but there will be some noise from the building works.

Please note that in preparation of the works, desks in Bay 7 in the Lower Camera, reader PCs, PCAS and self-issue equipment will be taken out of action in the afternoon of Friday 23 August. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Old Bodleian Library entrance (c) Nick Cistone

Old Bodleian Library entrance (c) Nick Cistone

Can I still use the Library?

Yes, readers can access the Upper Camera via the Radcliffe Camera entrance.  Readers can access the Gladstone Link via the Old Bodleian Library’s Proscholium entrance and as well as through the Lower Camera (see map).

Can I still borrow and return HFL books and collect HFL book on hold?

Yes, you can borrow and return books and collect HFL books that are on hold from the temporary staff desk in the Upper Gladstone Link from 27 August 2013.

What if I need books from the Lower Camera?

Ask staff at the temporary staff desk in the Upper Gladstone Link to fetch Lower Camera books for you.  You can contact us in advance to let us know which books you want to borrow/consult.

Where can I order book stack material to?

For the duration of the work, the Lower Camera as a destination of book orders from the Book Storage Facility is temporarily disabled. Please order to the either the Lower Reading Room (self-collect) or the Upper Reading Room. You can use those books anywhere on site.

Can I still browse the new books display?

Yes, the display has moved to the Upper Gladstone Link, next to where our temporary staff desk will be from Tuesday 27 August.  You can still borrow/consult our new books as normal.  You can also view our latest acquisitions online via LibraryThing.

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