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.
If you have any questions about the reintegration please contact Frank Egerton, Taylor Operations Manager, in the first instance: firstname.lastname@example.org.For enquiries specifically relating to Slavonic and Modern Greek collections, please contact the TABS Reader Services Supervisors: email@example.com.
|Taylor Bodleian Slavonic & Modern Greek Library (TABS)|
|Monday 27th June – Friday 8th July||TABS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.|
CollectionsThe 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 SeptemberWe aim to have the Eastern and Western European collections organised as detailed below for reopening on Monday 12th September.
|Central Basement (including improved reading area)|
|Rare Books Room|
|Room 16 (as a Graduate Study Room)|
If you have any questions about the reintegration please contact Frank Egerton, Taylor Operations Manager, in the first instance: email@example.com.
For enquiries specifically relating to Slavonic and Modern Greek collections, please contact the TABS Reader Services Supervisors: firstname.lastname@example.org.