Detail from the title page of Elementa Geometriae (1674), one of the early books printed by the Oxford University Press.

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The Oxford Bibliographical Society was founded in 1922 to encourage bibliographical research. Membership has never been confined to members of the University or to Oxford residents but is open to all.

Membership application forms may be downloaded here and printed or sent as an e-mail attachment, or obtained from: The Oxford Bibliographical Society, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG.

Completed forms should be mailed to the Treasurer at the Oxford Bibliographical Society, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG or e-mailed to

    The annual subscription, which runs from January to December, is currently £20 for UK members, €30 for European members, and US$35 for those in the rest of the world (please contact the Society for payment in other currencies). This entitles members to one copy of each of the Society's publications appearing during their membership. On joining, new members will receive their choice of four monographs (one from the Third or Special Series and three from the New Series) and up to ten Occasional Publications from the list of past publications.

    A special student membership rate of £10 (€15 or $20) is also available. Proof of status (e.g. a copy of student ID) is required.

    From 1 January 2018, membership rates will rise (for the first time in twenty years) to the following: Individuals £30 (€35, $45); Subscribers (institutional) £40 (€60, $70); Students £15 (€20, $30); Life Membership £700 (€850, $950).

    Subscriptions may be paid by cheque, money order, bank transfer, standing order or PayPal (for the last option please contact the Treasurer at

    Queries about membership may be addressed to