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The Oxford Bibliographical Society was founded in 1922 to encourage bibliographical research. As we approach our centenary year, we continue to do this with a diverse programme of events (including lectures and visits); the publication of monographs; and the provision of grants to support the work of both early-career and established scholars. To carry out this work, we rely exclusively on the generous support of our members: academics, students, independent scholars, librarians, booksellers, conservators, and anyone who has an interest in bibliography or simply a love of books. 

On joining, new members will receive their choice of four monographs, and up to ten Occasional Publications. They will also receive a free copy of any of the Society's new publications that appear during their membership, as well as a substantially discounted rate on past publications. Members can also take advantage of a 30% discount on books published by Oxford University Press.

If you would like to become part of the OBS community, membership applications can be found at this link (

Alternatively, if you would like to print a PDF version of the membership form, please email, or write to The Treasurer, Oxford Bibliographical Society, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG.

The annual subscription, which runs from January to December, is currently as follows:

Individuals: UK £30; Europe £35; Rest of World £45/$55

Students: UK £15; Europe £20; Rest of World £30/$35 (students should provide proof of status via email to

Institutions: UK £40; Europe £45; Rest of World £55/$70

Life membership: UK £700; Europe £750; Rest of World £800/$1000