Opening Hours

Note that opening hours may sometimes change at short notice. If travelling to visit one of the libraries, you are advised to check by phone or email to confirm details.

Taylor Institution Library

Tel: 01865 (2)78158 (Enquiry Desk)

Email: tay-enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Term Hours - see also, Closing below:

Mon-Fri 9.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-16.00

Vacation Hours, Christmas, Easter, July and September - see also, Closing below:

Mon-Fri 9.00-19.00, Sat 10.00-16.00

Summer Vacation Hours, August - see also, Closing below:

Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00, Sat 10.00-16.00 

Closing:

The Taylor is a complex building and some areas need to be vacated early so that the Library can be closed safely and securely. Please note the following:

  • Room 16, the Voltaire Room and the Basement must be vacated 30 minutes before the Library closes
  • The Teaching Collection (including Room 10B), except for the Issue Desk, must be vacated 20 minutes before the Library closes
  • Last entry to the building is 15 minutes before the Library closes
  • All loans must be completed 15 minutes before the Library closes
  • Readers must leave the building by the closing times shown above.  

Closed Periods:

At least 1 week at Christmas (dates of Christmas closure will be posted here in advance); Good Friday through to Easter Monday; Saturday preceding late summer bank holiday till following Saturday, inclusive; 2 days of St Giles' Fair at beginning of September. (* See note about Closed Week and St Giles' Fair in 2019, below).

* Closed Week and St Giles' Fair. In 2019 St Giles' Fair occurs on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September. The library will therefore be closed as follows in late August and early September. Closed Week: the library will be closed from Saturday 24th August until Saturday 31st August, inclusive, reopening at 9am on Monday 2nd September. St Giles' Fair closure: the library will be closed on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September inclusive, reopening at 9am on Wednesday 11th September.

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