Borrowing at the Taylor Institution Library
- Current members of the University with a (blue-stripe) University card may borrow from the Taylor Institution Library.
- New readers should register at the issue desk, which is on the ground floor to the right of the reception as you enter the building via the St Giles' door.
- Bodleian Reader card holders may not borrow from the library.
- Most books from both the Teaching and Research collections can be borrowed.
- Books which cannot be borrowed are usually marked ‘Library Use Only’ on SOLO. Open-shelf reference works, periodicals, older (pre-1900) materials and rare or fragile items cannot be borrowed.
- For more information about items that are confined to the library, please ask library staff.
- You must register your University card with the library in order to borrow books.
- Books from the Research Collection and the Teaching Collection should be taken to the issue desk in the Teaching Collection to be checked out and returned.
- You may not lend or transfer a borrowed book to any other person.
- You are responsible for material or equipment issued to you until you have returned it, in accordance with library procedures. You must protect material or equipment issued to you and must not damage it or expose it to hazardous conditions. You must not write in, mark, or otherwise deface or damage library material or equipment in any way.
- Each reader type has a total item limit. Within this limit, you may borrow any combination of material from the four item categories. Each item category also has its own limit, which you may not exceed. Reader limits are detailed below.
You can pay fines of more than £2 online via the University Store. This includes fines owed to any Bodleian library. You can also pay by cash or cheque in person at the issue desk. Find out more about paying fines to Bodleian libraries.
If you accrue fines of £10 across the Bodleian Libraries, you must pay the fines in part or in full to continue to borrow from the library.