Relocation update: Taylor summer closure; requesting books; collection moves

Below are the latest updates from the Taylor Institution Library in respect of the TABS Relocation.

Summer Closure

As advertised, the Taylor Institution Library will close for an extended period this summer in order to carry out the second part of the Slavonic Library Relocation. The Taylorian will be closed from Monday 22nd August to Saturday 10th September inclusive. There will be no direct access to the collections during this period. Please contact us (details below) if you have any questions about access. The library will reopen on Monday 12th September.

Requesting books

Please note, however, that all Taylorian BSF books (books with the Status “Closed Stack” on SOLO) will be requestable to other libraries during the extended closed period. They will not be loanable from other libraries but can be called there and consulted on a reference only basis.

Collections Moves

We are in the process of starting to rearrange some of our collections in readiness for the reintegration of Slavonic materials. In the Taylorian basement, the B.Per periodicals section has been moved and is temporarily in a restricted area. Material can be fetched on request, but please bear with us during this time. The Slavonic Reading Room (Room 3) is now open with a selection of periodicals and reference material available. The remainder of the Slavonic collections will be moved in during the library closed period.

We anticipate that refurbishment works will begin shortly in the basement of the Taylorian. We will give as much notice as possible of any basement closures. Please check our website for the latest notices

If you have any questions please contact Frank Egerton, Taylor Operations Manager, in the first instance:

For enquiries specifically relating to Slavonic and Modern Greek collections, please contact the TABS Reader Services Supervisors:

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