Students and Researchers

The collections held in the Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) are of universal significance, representing the history, science, culture and knowledge of all major global civilisations. Each institution is a  centre for research and teaching, providing valuable resources for students and researchers from Oxford and around the globe.

For questions about a collection or to organise a research visit, please contact the relevant individual institution.

To gain access to the Bodleian Libraries as a reader, please visit the Getting a Reader's Card pages of the Bodleian website.

Ashmolean University Engagement Programme (UEP)

Established in 2012 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the UEP works with departments across the University to enhance the impact of teaching and learning through objects.


Find out more about the UEP



Sign up to the GLAM Student Newsletter

Sign up to receive emails with student news, offers, exhibition announcements, surveys and upcoming event information from across Oxford University's Gardens, Libraries and Museums.

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GLAM Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships

Launched in 2016, Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) are run an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) Programme offering up to four fully funded doctoral studentships
per year.


Find out more about GLAM Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships



Bodleian Centre for Digital Scholarship

The Centre for Digital Scholarship is a hub for engaging and inspiring people at all career stages and from across the disciplinary breadth of the University in innovative digital technologies and multidisciplinary academic practice.


Find out more about the Centre for Digital Scholarship



Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book

The Centre for the Study of the Book provides a common ground for scholars and librarians with shared interests in understanding, documenting and interpreting the intellectual and material history of the book.


Find out more



Discover our Online Collections

Ashmolean Museum

Alfred Jewel, Ashmolean Museum

Digital Bodleian

Digital Bodleian homepage

Botanic Garden

Eastern Art Online

Umayyad Ivory Pyxis, Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum


History of Science

Microscope detail, Museum of the History of Sceince

Museum of Natural History

Gems of Earth and Air: Gem is Labradorite (cabochon) from Madagascar and Bitterfly is Coeliades chalybe immaculata Carpenter

Pitt Rivers

Collage of Object Labels, Pitt Rivers Museum

Oxford University
Plants 400

Witch Hazel, Botanic Garden