The Bodleian - affectionately nicknamed 'the Bod' by Oxford's students - opened its doors in 1602, and has since grown into one of the largest libraries in the UK. Second only to the British Library in terms of size, the books, scrolls, parchments, and manuscripts housed in its many buildings are some of the oldest in Britain.
Today, the library is much more than a simple book lending and reference service. It continues the Bodleian's long history of bibliographical innovation through training for professionals and the public, extensive book and manuscript conservation, and in-depth research.
Step inside and be inspired by the weight of knowledge contained within these walls, just like thousands of students before you.