Update on Bodleian Libraries services

Scan and Deliver

Scan and Deliver has been relaunched at selected Bodleian Libraries sites. The service allows University cardholders to request, for free, scans of book chapters or journal articles from the Bodleian Libraries print collection.

Two scanning services are on offer:

  • OffsiteScan: from off-site storage ordered through the usual SOLO (https://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/) process
    • Available to all card holders
  • LibraryScan: from reading rooms: ordered through a new SOLO option
    • Available to current members of the University with a SSO

Full up-to-date details of the service can be found at https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/scan-and-deliver.

Reopening reading rooms

Beginning on 10 August, the Bodleian Libraries will begin to open selected sites to readers. We hope to have opened the remainder of our reading rooms by the start of Michaelmas Term.

Once open, the reading rooms will provide readers with access to non-print legal deposit collections at library PCs as well as full text print materials. Readers will be required to book a study space or PC using an online booking tool, information for which can be found at https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/reading-rooms.

Click and Collect

Click and Collect is now available to allow readers to access to the Bodleian Libraries lending collections while usual borrowing procedures are suspended. Requests can be placed on SOLO for items and readers will be emailed to instructions on how to select a date and time to collect the items.

The safety of staff and students is paramount in the design of the service and limitations apply on which libraries are able to participate and when. More information on the collections which are available for Click & Collect, as well as the opening times of the libraries offering the service can be found at https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/clickandcollect.

Return of loans

If you have an item on loan from any of the Bodleian libraries, you can now return these items to several locations in Oxford – please see https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/loanreturns for details of when and where to bring them. If you have enquiries about returning your books, please contact borrow@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Please note that books from your college library must be returned directly to the college.

Postal returns

If readers are unable to return books to us in person, they can do so using the free Royal Mail Tracked service. Readers can follow guidance set out by Royal Mail at https://www.royalmail.com/track-my-return/create/3765 to return their packaged and labelled books to a Post Office. For readers who are unable to return the books to Oxford, or take them to a Post Office, they should email borrow@bodleian.ox.ac.uk to receive further instructions.

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