Bodleian Images is the online picture library of the Bodleian Libraries and connects picture researchers and publishing editors to the most important, popular and unique images held within the Libraries’ ever-growing collections. Bodleian Images allows you to view and buy digital reproductions of manuscripts, rare books, musical texts, maps, illustrations, and photographs, for editorial publication and other use, from anywhere in the world.
The world-famous Bodleian Library is part of the University of Oxford and a landmark historic building. Known to many scholars simply as ‘the Bod’ the library has its origins in the 14th century and is home to many incomparable collections and archives.
Browse more than 10,000 object images for licensing including manuscripts, maps, rare books and printed ephemera.
Bodleian Images offers a fast and effective way of searching, buying and downloading images for editorial publication and other use.
Although picture research and purchase is online, a personal touch is equally important to us. If you have any general enquiries, research questions or would like to discuss future digitisation projects, please get in touch!