Weston Library Exhibition Spaces

Part of the Weston Library, the Public Spaces are comprised of two exhibition galleries, a lecture theatre, the Bodleian Café and The Zvi Meitar Bodleian Shop.

The Weston Library building as seen from Broad Street.

This guide covers the public and exhibition spaces in the Weston Library.  If you would like access information for the Reading Rooms and study areas in the library, please click here.  



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There are no University-owned spaces, but there are accessible parking bays on Broad Street and Parks Road (13 spaces in total).  Please see the map below for more details. 

Oxford city center blue badge parking map (725kb)



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The main entrance is located on Broad Street.  There is a wide set of steps with one handrail on the right hand side (ascending), and two handrails closer together on the left.  There is also a wide stone ramp with no handrail integrated into the steps.  Once you reach the terrace at the top of the steps, there are a couple of automatic doors which you can use to enter the Blackwell Hall.  

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Accessible toilets

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To reach the accessible toilet, enter the Blackwell Hall from the main entrance and turn left.  The toilet block is straight ahead of you through the café area, and the accessible toilet will be on the left hand side. 

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Standard toilets

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Separate blocks of Men’s and Women’s toilets are located on the left of the Blackwell Hall, through the café seating area.  There are no gender neural toilets available. 

hearing loop

Hearing support system

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There is a counter loop available at the information desk on the right hand side of the Blackwell Hall.

opening hours

Opening hours

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Blackwell Hall:
Mon-Sat 9.00-17.00
Sun 11.00-17.00
Exhibition rooms:
Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 11.00-17.00
Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00
Sun 11.00-17.00


Christmas break.
Good Friday to Easter Monday.


Inaccessible areas

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Good news – There aren’t any!


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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 0
Parking nearby (within 200m) Blue Badge
Main entrance Level
Door entry Automatic
Direct contact to reception No
Number of floors 1
Accessible toilets 1
Lift to all floors N/A
Hearing support system Yes