Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy

Notice of upcoming collection work

The Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy will be moving with the Department of Biology into the new Life & Mind Building in summer 2025. Ahead of the move, work will be taking place to prepare the collections, with some periodicals and books transferring offsite to the Bodleian Storage Facility. Material held offsite will be available to request to Bodleian Libraries’ reading rooms (such as the Radcliffe Science Library) for consultation. Apologies for any disruption this work may cause. Please contact the Librarian, Sophie Wilcox (, or RSL Enquiries ( if you have any queries.

Opening hours

Monday – Wednesday: 9.30am – 2pm

The Sherardian Library is open by appointment only and subject to availability.

To book an appointment, please email the librarian:

Bank holiday closures

The Sherardian Library will be closed on Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May.

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+44 (0)1865 275025

About the library

The Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy is in the Department of Biology. The library collections cover research in plant taxonomy, systematics, floristics and plant evolution, in addition to special collections and historical material. The library is associated with the Oxford University Herbaria.

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Sherardian Library of Plant Taxonomy
Department of Biology
South Parks Road

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