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Open Access news

Save the date – Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship (OxFOS) March 2022

The Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship will take place 7-18 March 2022 (8th-9th Week of Hilary term)

OxFOS is a two week online festival to celebrate, debate and promote open access and open scholarship within Oxford. We’re looking forward to hearing from some excellent speakers from Oxford University and beyond.

The full programme and further details will be finalised in the coming weeks, but meanwhile we encourage our doctoral students, researchers and academics at all career stages to make a note of the dates and Oxford Festival of Open Scholarship webpage.

Library services

Opening hours

From Saturday 15 January, term time opening hours will start at the Radcliffe Science Library and the Vere Harmsworth Library. We will be open:

  • 9am-10pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am-4pm Saturday
  • 11am-5pm Sunday

These hours are subject to change - see updates to opening hours

Bodleian Libraries service updates

Information on staying safe in Bodleian Libraries spaces, and up to date information on services, resources, and support available to help you carry on with your work; view all updates.

Printing, copying and scanning

New PCAS (Printing, copying and scanning) machines have been installed in the Vere Harmsworth Library during the vacation. Scanning is now free of charge. Full details of the PCAS service.

Now Open - “Have Your Say” Bodleian Libraries’ Reader Survey

The Bodleian Libraries is undertaking a readership-wide survey in order to understand readers’ perceptions and expectations of the Bodleian's collections and services and to help guide strategic planning.

The survey is not just aimed at those who use the Bodleian’s physical libraries.  It is aimed at all readers, including those who have only used the Libraries’ online collections and services (for example, who may have interacted with Libraries staff via email or LiveChat, used e-journals or ebooks, used online reading lists, obtained an item via Scan & Deliver, or taken an online information skills tutorial) as well as those who may also have used any of our physical libraries.

The survey, which runs until 19 February, is open to all readers across the University, including academics, researchers, students and staff, as well as external researchers and alumni.

View the Reader Survey, which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Further information about the Reader Survey

Responses are confidential.

Electronic Legal Deposit

Do you use electronic Legal Deposit? Would you be interested in feeding back your user experience to a newly established Legal Deposit User Forum? You will contribute to the development of an ongoing user-focused framework to influence Non-Print Legal Deposit (NPLD) planning and evaluation. Membership is open to all readers.   

If so please contact by 7th March for more information.