Bodleian Libraries book moves

A message from the Bodleian Libraries:

From October 2010, the Bodleian Libraries will start to move 6.5 million items to the new Book Storage Facility. Items being moved will be temporarily unavailable. Any item in transit will be marked with the status “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 your item once its location has been updated – shown in the status bar on 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

See for more details or ask a librarian for help.

Thanks for your patience as we move forward with this major project.

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