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Italian Literature & Language: Navigating the Taylorian

Taylorian bird's eye view

Taylor Institution:
-Centre: 1840s building
-Lower left: 1930s extension

Navigating the Taylorian

Finding your way around the Taylorian building

The Taylor Institution building was constructed in two phases. The first, designed to integrate visually (but not physically) with the Ashmolean Museum, was completed in the 1840s. An extension, expanding northwards along St. Giles', was completed in the 1930s. The library collections are distributed in many rooms throughout the building and finding the section you need can be confusing.

                                                                                               FIAT 500, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina (Photo: James Legg, 2016)

For a history of the Taylor Institution and its collections see:
J. Hughes, “History of the Library and its collections
Handbuch der historischen Buchbestände in Deutschland, Österreich und Europa, ed. B. Fabian
(Hildesheim: Olms, 2003)