Services and facilities at the Taylor Institution Library

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This page provides details of the general services offered to readers by the Taylor Institution Library. We also offer courses and training, support for research engagement and impact and services for academics.




Lockers can be rented for the duration of the academic year (£10 refundable charge) and are located on the first floor of the library. Lockers are only available to users of the Taylor Institution Library. Please ask a member of staff for information on how to rent a locker.



Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS)

The Taylor Institution Library has four Print, Copy and Scan (PCAS) machines for self-service photocopying, printing and scanning. Find out more about PCAS and how to manage your PCAS account



Connect to Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available in many areas of the Taylor Institution Library and the St Giles' building Common Room. There is no Wi-Fi available in the Main Stack. Find out more about Bodleian Libraries Wi-Fi networks and how to connect.



Use library computers

The Taylor Institution Library provides library PCs for readers to use. Find out more about how to use Bodleian Libraries computers and the software available for readers.



Request or reserve items

The Bodleian Libraries hold more than 8 million items in ‘closed stacks’, many of them offsite. You can request or reserve items via SOLO and have them delivered to the Taylor Institution Library. Most items arrive within 24 hours. Find out more about placing a request



Inter-library requests

The library is part of the Bodleian Libraries' inter-library requests service (inter-library loans). Find out more about how the service operates and how to place a request online. If you wish to consult a requested item at the library, please select 'Taylor Institution Library' from the Delivery Location drop-down menu. If you require advice on the inter-library requests service, please ask at the enquiry desk or phone 01865 278158.


Film viewing facilities

The library has a small film viewing room on the first floor of the Teaching Collection, with facilities to watch Blu-rays, DVDs and VHS tapes. It can be booked for a maximum of 3 hours at a time or used on a ‘drop-in’ basis if the room is not booked or in use. You will need to collect remote controls from the issue desk on the ground floor of the library.

To make a booking, email or phone the issue desk (01865 278152). Please give your name and contact details, and the requested date and time of the booking. You can check availability on the calendar. The viewing room may be booked between 9am – 6.30pm, Monday to Friday and between 10am – 5.30pm on Saturdays.