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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: Bodleian Library

Address: Oxford, OX1 3BG

Town: Oxford

Telephone: 01865 277162

Fax: 01865 277112.

E-mail: readr.services@bodley.ox.ac.uk

Website: http://www.lib.ac.uk

Alternative names

Oxford University Library Services.


Kate Alderson-Smith

Job Title

Theology Librarian.

Purpose and main user community of the library

Academic / National Library.

Terms of access

Bona fide researchers at the Librarian's discretion. Undergraduates are allowed only vacation


Opening hours

Term: M-F 09.00-22.00, Sa 09.00-13.00.

Vacation: M-F 09.00-19.00 or 17.00, Sa 09.00-13.00.

Disabled access

Limited access to parts of the building.


Yes, reference only.


6,872,000 (including 185,150 ms. Volumes and c.6,500 incunabula).

Periodicals - Back Issues

Current Periodicals



854,400 microfilms, 1,200,100 maps.

Volumes added per year

Approx 108,000 (excl periodical parts).


Covers all aspects of the subject area. Particularly strong in the areas of Church Fathers,

Medieval, Christian Church history, Catholic and Protestant theology, oriental religions, Judaic


Special Collections

German Reformation pamphlets, comprehensive collection of Bibles in all languages.


Extensive relevant manuscript holdings.

Research resource

All areas.

Catalogue Type


URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying, microfilming, WWW access, online services.

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff

Future plans


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