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"Bodleian Library..." Bodleian Library Tip by coceng

Bodleian Library, Oxford: 19 reviews and 35 photos

  Bodleian Library, Oxford
by coceng

Oxford was a Saxon town at a point where River Cherwell meets The Thames.
The first college was built in the 13th century & one of them was called 'university'.
Today, there are 39 colleges spreading over Oxford.
My photo is showing one small entrance to The Bodleian Library, also in the same area as St. Mary's Church, Radcliffe Camera & All Souls College.
This is NOT the main entrance.
The Bodleian Library, known to Oxford scholars as 'The Bod', opened in 1602 with a collection of 2000 books, assembled by Thomas Bodley.
Today, the Bodleian includes several off-site storage areas as well as nine other libraries in Oxford :

The Bodleian Japanese Library
The Bodleian Law Library
The Hooke Library
The Indian Institute Library
The Oriental Institute Library
The Philosophy Library
The Radcliffe Science Library
The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
The Vere Harmsworth Library
The sites now contain 9 million items on 176 km of shelving, and have seats for 2,500 readers.

Oxford students must swear not to borrow or set fire to any books when they join 'The Bod'.

Address: Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BG
Phone: +44 1865 287400

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 3, 2004
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