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Bodleian Library

Listed under Museums in Oxford, United Kingdom.

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The Bodleian Library has a history dating back to 1602 and its roots date back even further. As well as being the main research library for Oxford University, it is a copyright deposit library; its collections are used by scholars around the world. The Bodleian is housed in buildings spread around Oxford, the most famous of which is the Divinity School, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Great treasures housed here include Shakespeare's First Folio and a complete copy of a Gutenberg bible.

Official Bodleian Library Website.

Written by  amoore.

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borrowing a book

Can the library issue a book for reading when the book is asked for through local libraries?

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I think you can get them to photocopy books, or sections of books, for a fee, but I don't know that you can borrow any of the books unless you have an Oxford library card?

"You cannot borrow any material from the reading rooms in the Bodleian Library, including the Radcliffe Camera and the New Bodleian Library." Bodleian Library website

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