Services for academics at the Taylor Institution Library

Taylorian vacation loans begin Monday 27 November, with items due back Tuesday 16 January. Current loans due back before 16 January automatically convert to vacation loans in 8th Week. Note that Bodleian Offsite Storage (BOS) items will continue as regular loans. If you have concerns about your BOS loans during the vac, please contact

Reading lists and book recommendations

The Taylor Institution Library has subject specialists for individual languages, linguistics, film studies and women's studies. Subject consultants are keen to hear from academic staff on all matters relating to the library provision for their subject area.

Reading lists for taught courses should be sent to the relevant subject consultant. To recommend that the library purchases a book, journal, film or electronic resource, either use the Bodleian Libraries online form or contact the relevant subject consultant directly.

Research and information skills training

New members of academic staff who would like an introduction to the library and its resources are very welcome to contact their subject consultant.  

The library's subject consultants are also happy to arrange one-to-one sessions with academic staff to help with, for example, complex research enquiries, using online resources, reference management and so on.