Bodleian news: Official Papers reading room closed, Clarendon Quadrangle & Great Gate closing early tonight

A couple of pieces of news from the Bodleian Library which might affect VHL readers:

Official Papers Reading Room closed
The Official Papers reading room is closed to readers until further notice. Staff are happy to fetch material to be read in the Lower Camera. A book moving team has begun to shift a large section of material to allow the Radcliffe Camera lift to be built, pending planning permission. Any queries should be directed to the Official Papers team: or (2)77201.
UPDATE 17th September 2010: The move of the collection to the Bodleian Law Library began on 13th September. The move is expected to take approximately three weeks, in which time material may be unavailable to readers. Staff relocated to the Law Library on 16th September. For further information, contact

Clarendon Quadrangle & Great Gate closing early tonight
Due to the planned celebration in Broad St of Oxford United’s return to the football league, most of the entrances to the Bodleian will be closed early tonight, between 5 and 5.30pm. The only way in and out of the Bodleian this evening will be via Radcliffe Square.

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