TAY-TABS Relocation/Reintegration project overview

At the end of Michaelmas Term 2015 the Modern Languages Faculty approved the reintegration of the Taylor Bodleian Slavonic & Modern Greek Library with the Taylor Institution Library. This will involve a considerable amount of work in both sites in order to prepare our collections and library spaces. The project is due for completion by the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2016.

It is our current intention that the libraries remain open for as much of the time as is possible, but there will be occasions when reader access has to be restricted to certain areas. We aim to keep disruption to a minimum throughout the project.

However, we advise readers and visitors that there will be periods where books are unavailable, particularly during the Long Vacation (July – September). Please see below for details of closed periods and changes to service provision. If you are intending to visit either library during the summer, please contact us in advance to check whether the books you wish to consult are available.

Contact

If you have any questions about the reintegration please contact Frank Egerton, Taylor Operations Manager, in the first instance: frank.egerton@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

For enquiries specifically relating to Slavonic and Modern Greek collections, please contact the TABS Reader Services Supervisors: tabs.readerservices@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Key dates

Taylor Bodleian Slavonic & Modern Greek Library (TABS)

Monday 27th June – Friday 8th JulyTABS closes to readers to allow for transfer of Ground and First Floor material, office equipment and staff to TAY w/c 4th July. The Reference Collection, Periodicals, and Czech and Slovak Collection will be unavailable during this time. The Slavonic Undergraduate Collection and Greek & Byzantine Collection will be unavailable from this time until mid to late September.
Monday 11th July onwards
Slavonic Reading Room opens in Room 3 of the Taylorian, with a selection of reference material and periodicals available to readers. Czech and Slovak material will be available in the TAY basement.
Monday 11th July – Friday 19th August
TABS operates a restricted service in the TABS basement only. Readers can consult the basement Research Collection and remaining Special Collections by appointment only. Please contact tabs.readerservices@bodleian.ox.ac.uk to make an appointment.
Monday 22nd August onwards
TABS basement collections transferred to TAY during TAY Closed Period.

Taylor Institution Library (TAY)

Monday 27th June – Friday 8th July

TAY basement closed to readers, staff will fetch material on request. See Update, 17th June, above.
Monday 11th July onwards

Slavonic Reading Room opens in Room 3 of the Taylorian, with a selection of reference material and periodicals available to readers. Czech and Slovak material will be available in the TAY basement.

Monday 22nd August – Saturday 10th September
TAY closed to readers.
Monday 12th September
TAY reopens to readers with TABS collections integrated.

Collections

The Slavonic Undergraduate Collection and the Greek & Byzantine Collection will be unavailable from Monday 27th June until mid to late September.

To minimise disruption during the library move the loan periods for TABS graduate students and academic staff have been extended to Week 1 of MT and the allowance of items has been doubled as follows:

  • Graduate, taught and research – 24 items
  • Senior Members, ML and the other faculties – 40 items

New library layout from Monday 12th September

We aim to have the Eastern and Western European collections organised as detailed below for reopening on Monday 12th September.

Basement



West Basement
  • B.Per (Basement periodicals)
  • Retained VET. material (in locked section of rolling stack)

North Basement
  • Slavonic undergraduate collection

Central Basement (including improved reading area)
  • TABS Research Collection, including Czech and Slovak
  • Remainder of TABS periodicals
  • Remainder of Modern Greek collection
  • German serials and oversize (as currently)
  • Celtic


South Basement
  • TABS Research Collection, including Czech and Slovak

Rare Books Room
  • Existing material being retained
  • TABS early books
  • Early material transferred from West Basement and Room 3

Ground Floor



Room 3
  • Slavonic Reading Room with selected reference material and periodicals

Room 10B
  • Selection of Modern Greek material
  • Reference material (multiple languages, transferred from West Basement)

First Floor



Room 16 (as a Graduate Study Room)
  • General Section (removed from Main Stack)
  • Additional material if suitable

Second Floor



Main Stack
  • W. European Library of Congress, old Spanish, French, Italian and German sequences (as currently)
  • Latin American (from North Basement)
  • Subjects from Central Basement e.g. Romanian, Portuguese, Francophone plus others (excluding German & Celtic)

Contact

If you have any questions about the reintegration please contact Frank Egerton, Taylor Operations Manager, in the first instance: frank.egerton@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

For enquiries specifically relating to Slavonic and Modern Greek collections, please contact the TABS Reader Services Supervisors: tabs.readerservices@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

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