Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Bodleian Library Oath

While researching at the Bodleian Library yesterday, I had to swear to a librarian the following statement:

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.

Every person who wishes to do research at the Bodleian must say this statement.

Interestingly, I noticed that in the gift shop you can purchase tote bags, mugs, towels, and other items with this statement on it to take home as a souvenir.

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