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Duke Humfrey's Library

Duke Humfrey's Library

Copyright Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford


See one of the oldest libraries at the heart of Oxford's historic University. Discover the Divinity School, a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture and the oldest teaching and examination hall in the University. Or choose one of he guided tours of the reading rooms, including a visit to Duke Humfrey's famous library.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Disabled access via ramps, on ground floor only.

Opening details

Open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 4.30pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm
We are open all year round, except at Christmas, New Year and Easter, when we close on certain days.
However, we strongly advise you to contact us in advance of your planned visit as certain areas of the library may be closed at short notice, due to University or other hosted events.


See website for opening times and admission prices.
Children aged 11 and over may join guided tours to Duke Humfrey's Library.Charges apply.


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Broad Street,

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Historic Site




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Map reference: SP 515064  Lat: 51.75393 Long: -1.25531

Road Nearest major road is A34. Alternatively A40.

Public Transport Nearest station is Oxford. West from station via Parkend Street, George Street, Broad Street and Cattle Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Oxford station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Disabled access via ramps, on ground floor only.