The Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe and is almost as big as the British Library. It is the main research and reference library of the University.
The following declaration is recited by visitors and by students on request before they are allowed read in the reading rooms.
I hereby undertake not to remove from the Library, nor to mark, deface, or injure in any way, any volume, document or other object belonging to it or in its custody; not to bring into the Library, or kindle therein, any fire or flame, and not to smoke in the Library; and I promise to obey all rules of the Library.
The library expanded into the adjacent Radcliffe Camera in the 1860s.
The Bodleian Library is open to the public for a small fee. You can take a tour or visit the Harry Potter infirmary. .