Contact Details

Bodleian Social Science Library
Manor Road Building
Manor Road
01865 271093

Access Enquiries:

Mr Craig Finlay

01865 271071

Interactive Map

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Floor Plans

SSL Floor Plan (379kb)

Bodleian Social Science Library

The Bodleian Social Science Library is home to major collections on social science.

The entire library is on the ground floor and is therefore accessible.



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There are four University owned spaces:

One disabled space adjacent to alternative entrance

Three additional disabled spaces shared with St Cross and Manor Road buildings

All parking in the St. Cross Building car park is for University car park permit holders only.

Please contact the St. Cross Building Porters’ Lodge on 01865 271481 in advance.

Additional parking is available nearby using blue badge regulations:

Oxford city center blue badge parking map (725kb)

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The Social Science Library is located in the Manor Road Building.

There is ramped access to the main concourse (external).

There are also 3 steps up to concourse.

To enter the buildings there are revolving doors and a separate accessible entrance alongside, cross the lobby and directly in front of you is the library entrance (automatic doors).

Wheelchairs can enter the library via the exit gate.

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Accessible toilets

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There is one accessible toilet located before reaching the entry gates but within the library itself.

There is a heavy door that pulls towards you and some wheelchair users might find the toilet a bit tight.

If this is problematic there are additional toilets in the building and a porter can direct you accordingly.

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Standard toilets

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The standard toilets are located just within the Social Sciences Library (straight ahead as you pass through the automatic doors).

Pass through the door and down a small corridor.

The Women's are on the left, and the Men's on the right.

hearing loop

Hearing support system

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There are fixed and portable loops at the issue desk.

opening hours

Opening hours

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Term time

Monday-Friday 9.00-22.00
Saturday 10.00-18.00
Sunday 11.00-19.00

Vacation time

Monday-Friday 9.00-19.00
Saturday 10.00-18.00
Sunday 12.00-19.00

During the Summer Vacation:
Saturday 10.00-16.00
Sunday Closed


Christmas Eve to New Year's Day
Good Friday to Easter Monday.


Inaccessible areas

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Good news! There aren't any.

Some wheelchair users might find the toilet too small and the carrels hard to access.


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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 4
Parking nearby (within 200m) Pay and Display
Main entrance Level
Alternative entrance (level access) Yes
Door entry Powered
Direct contact to reception Intercom
Number of floors 1
Accessible toilets 1
Lift to all floors No
Hearing support system Yes