Services for academics at the Taylor Institution Library

From 29 July, a maintenance project will be taking place in the Taylor Institution Library basement for approximately 6 weeks. During this time, parts of the basement will be closed from 5–7pm, and there will be no access at any time to the central section of the Slavonic and Modern Greek research collections for the duration of the project. The library will also be closed on Saturday 3 August, Saturday 10 August and Saturday 17 August. Ahead of the move, there may be some disruption in the basement as staff prepare the area. If you have any queries, please contact the Librarian-in-Charge, Joanne Ferrari (, or Taylor Enquiries (


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.