Contacts and support at the Taylor Institution Library

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Enquiries and updates

Library staff are here to help you, so please ask.

All enquiries

Teaching Collection and issue desk

01865 278152

Research Collection and enquiry desk, including inter-library loans

01865 278158

Library staff

Taylor Librarian and Head of Humanities Libraries

James Legg
01865 278160

Deputy Head of Humanities Libraries

Isabel Holowaty
01865 277294

Librarian in Charge

Joanne Ferrari
01865 288033

Subject specialists

The Taylor Institution Library has subject specialists for individual languages, linguistics, film studies and women's studies, who are happy to help with subject-specific enquiries. Please contact the relevant specialist for one-to-one help with using the library resources in your subject area.


Janet Foot

Film Studies and Women's Studies

Helen Scott

French & Russian

Nick Hearn

German (including Yiddish)

Emma Huber


Zsuzsanna Varga


Clare Hills-Nova

Linguistics, Dutch and Frisian

Johanneke Sytsema

Modern Greek

Kostas Skordyles


Adina Bradeanu

Slavonic and East European

Barbara Baj Wojtowicz

Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American

Joanne Ferrari

Reader Services

Operations Manager and Disability Liaison Librarian

Frank Egerton
01865 278155

Reader Services Manager

Grace Brown
01865 288054

Reader Services Supervisor

Helen Buchanan

Reader Services and Stock Supervisor

Jola Hood



Senior Library Assistants

Elena Franklin

Trevor Langrish

Reader Services Supervisor, Evenings and Weekends

Sam Gormley

Graduate Trainee

Malcolm Spencer

Reader Services Library Assistants

Caroline Walsh
Dan Ferrett
Daniel Edwards
Katy Day
Joanna Lysakowska
Morgan Ashby-Crane
Nat Manzano Perez
Olga Smolyak
Paul Millicheap
Rachel McNeile  
Tatiana Wood


Humanities Libraries Finance and Administration Officer

Elisabet Almunia 
01865 278088

Administration Assistant

Gisele Alexander
01865 278088

Premises Team
01865 278142

Premises Supervisor

Piotr Szkonter
01865 278142

Premises Assistants

Mark Cooper
Josh Joseph  
Laura Csuka
Limara Bertram