reading room for those holding a Bod Card. Tourists and
the general public are not allowed inside the Camera.
This includes of course swearing to not kindle a fire.
Only students,faculty, visiting academics & readers,
or researchers are issued a Bodleian card.
streets around the Bodleian, and a tunnel under Broad Street
conveys books back and forth between the old and the new
Bodleian. If you stand over certain manhole covers in the
Radcliffe Square, you can smell that lovely smell of
old books wafting up to thestreet level.
More Oxford magic.
book copywritten in Britain. It now holds over eleven million items.
Bodleian's Divinity School.
The Bodleian Library Shop is located at the southeast corner of the Old Schools Quad.
The Bodleian Curator's Chair,
as seen in the shop.
It was Thomas Bodley's innovation to store books on their
ends rather than on their sides.
There was no artificial light in the library until 1929. During the
winter months then, the library was only open 5 hours a day.
The library is not a lending library and all books must be read
on the premises. Even Charles II and Oliver Cromwell were
refused permission to borrow a book.