The Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Libraries in the city of Oxford will host group travel organisers on 6th March in a fam event organised by Steve Reed Tourism Ltd.

The day trip will give visitors the chance to explore the Old Bodleian Library (one of the many Bodleian Libraries) in order to find out why it is suitable for future group visits.

The event will start at 10am and include a tour of the library’s historic reading and examination rooms, during which GTOS can discover facts about the building such as its links to the Harry Potter films.

Alice Ogilvie, head of venue services for the Bodleian Libraries, said: “The Bodleian Libraries is one of the top attractions in Oxford, popular with visitors from across the globe, receiving many every year - but now we are looking to showcase our fascinating tours specifically to groups of visitors.”

The Bodleian Libraries fam trip has been arranged by UK travel trade specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd from Hampshire, in conjunction with local tourism businesses such as Oxford Jury’s Inn, the Macdonald Randolph Hotel, and Experience Oxfordshire.

Coach and tour operators wishing to be included in the 6th March showcase should contact Steve Reed Tourism Ltd by e-mailing or calling 01420-560288.

Places are subject to availability and eligibility.

About the Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Libraries supports the learning, teaching and research objectives of the University of Oxford; and gives access to Oxford’s literary collections for the benefit of scholarship and society.

The Old Bodleian Library is the original and oldest part of the Bodleian Libraries, established in 1602.

The Bodleian Libraries has since expanded to include 29 university faculty libraries around Oxford and now holds more than 12 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and special collections including rare books and manuscripts, classical papyri, maps, music, art and printed ephemera.

To find out more about Bodleian Libraries visit

(Photo credit: John Cairns).