Opening Hours

Note that opening hours may sometimes change at short notice. If travelling to visit one of the libraries, you are advised to check by phone or email to confirm details.

Taylor Institution Library

Tel: 01865 (2)78158 (Enquiry Desk)

Email: tay-enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Term Hours - see also, Closing below:

Mon-Fri 9.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-16.00

Vacation Hours, Christmas, Easter, July and September - see also, Closing below:

Mon-Fri 9.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-16.00

Summer Vacation Hours, August - see also, Closing below:

Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00, Sat 10.00-16.00 

Closing:

The Taylor is a complex building and some areas need to be vacated early so that the Library can be closed safely and securely. Please note the following:

  • Room 16, the Voltaire Room and the Basement must be vacated 30 minutes before the Library closes
  • The Teaching Collection (including Room 10B), except for the Issue Desk, must be vacated 20 minutes before the Library closes
  • Last entry to the building is 15 minutes before the Library closes
  • All loans must be completed 15 minutes before the Library closes
  • Readers must leave the building by the closing times shown above.  

Closed Periods:

1 week at Christmas; Good Friday through to Easter Monday; 1 week following late summer bank holiday; 2 days of St Giles' Fair at beginning of September.

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