From Saturday 16 January, the Radcliffe Science Library and Vere Harmsworth Libraries will be CLOSED to readers apart from those using the Click and Collect service (available Monday to Friday, 12-4pm by advance booking only). This will apply until further notice.
Readers using the Click and Collect service will be able to return books as well.
Scans of RSL and VHL open shelf items will still be available to University members via the Scan and Deliver service.
It is not possible to order items to the VHL from offsite storage, but scans of articles and chapters are available through the Scan and Deliver Offsite Scan service. This is available to all Bodleian Libraries readers.
Emergency online access to many of our holdings via HathiTrust has been reinstated on SOLO.
Updated on changes to Bodleian Libraries services will be posted at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/finding-resources/library-updates.
Browse and Borrow
From Tuesday 27 October 2020, the Browse and Borrow (B&B) service is available at the Vere Harmsworth Library. Browse and Borrow allows readers to book a slot to browse the open shelves and borrow material for consultation outside the library.
Browse and Borrow sessions are available as follows in term-time:
Monday to Friday:
- Mornings: 10.00am-12.30pm
- Afternoons: 2.00pm-4.30pm
- Evenings: 6.00pm-8.30pm
Browse and Borrow bookings at the VHL are limited to 15 readers per session.
If you need to consult material in depth in the library, please book a desk or PC instead.
Demand for spaces in libraries is very high and slots become fully booked very quickly.
To assist readers in finding and booking available spaces, a new Spacefinder tool has been launched.
New slots are released 7 days in advance between 7:30-9:30 each morning, and additional slots are released each day due to cancellations and same day booking can be made before 8am.