• History of the Library

    Discover the history of the Taylor Institution Library

  • Subject guides

    Our guides to Modern Languages, Linguistics, Film Studies and Women's Studies

  • Special collections

    A guide to our extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts


Opening hours

The Taylor Institution Library on St. Giles' houses both West and East European Collections.

Opening hours


Taylor Institution Library
St Giles', Oxford. OX1 3NA

Find us

 Easter vac room closures: the Voltaire Room and vestibule will be closed for redecoration of the latter
w/b Mon 11th Mar for up to one week - book fetching service available from Enquiry Desk
More incl closure of PRR for redecoration (updated 22/03/2019) and of
French and German RR w/b Mon 25th Mar for lighting upgrade...
Easter vacation loans for both undergraduate & Research Collection books start
Mon 4th Mar (Fri 15th Mar, DVDs). More...


Guidance for new readers on accessing our sites


Information on our West European Collections, Linguistics, Film Studies and Women's Studies

Taylor Institution Library in snow


Information on our East European and Modern Greek Collections

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