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Contents British Library British Library Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Cambridge University Library Cambridge University Library Mitchell Library Mitchell Library National Library of Wales National Library of Wales Gladstone's Library Gladstone's Library Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford Hereford Cathedral Library, Hereford Cathedral Library, Hereford John Rylands Library, Manchester John Rylands Library, Manchester National Art Library (NAL) National Art Library (NAL) Queens College Library, Oxford Queens College Library, Oxford Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge Guildhall Library Guildhall Library
British Library The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom, and it is the world's largest library. The Library's collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC.
Old British Reading Room, British Museum, London The British library was housed in the British Museum until 1997, when it moved to a new building.
Bodleian Library The Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library. The Library occupies a group of five buildings near Broad Street: these range in date from the late medieval Duke Humfrey's Library to the New Bodleian of the 1930s.
Duke of Humphreys Library, Bodleian, Oxford University
Cambridge University Library The Cambridge University Library is the central research library, which holds over 8 million volumes and, in contrast with the Bodleian or the British Library, many of its books are available on open shelves. It is one of the six legal deposit libraries in the United Kingdom, therefore it is entitled to request a free copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland. It receives around 80,000 books every year, not counting the donated books. It is one of the six legal deposit libraries in the United Kingdom, therefore it is entitled to request a free copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland. It receives around 80,000 books every year, not counting the donated books.
Mitchell Library The Mitchell Library is a large public library and centre of the public library system of Glasgow, Scotland. It is the largest public reference library in Europe, with 1,213,000 volumes.
National Library of Wales The building houses over 4 million printed volumes, including many rare books such as the first book printed in Welsh (1546) and the first Welsh translation of the complete Bible (1588). It also holds the largest collection of archival material in Wales.
Gladstone's Library Gladstone's Library, known until 2010 as St Deiniol's Library, is a residential library in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales. The library was founded by the Victorian statesman and politician William Ewart Gladstone in It is Britain's largest residential library and is considered an important research library in Wales with over 250,000 items, mostly in the subjects of the arts and humanities.
Codrington Library. All Souls College. Oxford. The Codrington Library is a library in All Souls College, one of the colleges forming part of Oxford University in England. The library was founded through a bequest by Christopher Codrington (1668–1710), a Fellow of the College. Codrington bequeathed books worth £6,000 and £10,000 in money, which allowed the library to be built and endowed. Codrington was born in Barbados and amassed his fortune from plantation slavery. The library was completed in 1751 and has been in continuous use by scholars since then. The library was completed in 1751 and has been in continuous use by scholars since then.
Hereford Cathedral Library. Hereford. Hereford Cathedral Library is reference library located in Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, England. It has major importance to the history of the county of Herefordshire. Rare books were once kept chained to the bookshelf to prevent stealing.
John Rylands Library. Manchester. The special collections, believed to be among the largest in the United Kingdom, include medieval illuminated manuscripts and examples of the earliest forms of European printing. The John Rylands Library is a Victorian Gothic building on Deansgate in Manchester, England. The library, which opened to the public in 1900, was founded by Mrs Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her late husband, John Rylands.
National Art Library (NAL) The National Art Library is located on the first floor of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), a foremost museum of decorative arts. NAL is a major reference library, situated in Kensington, West London. It is freely accessible to the public Tuesday-Saturdays, and specialises in material about the fine and decorative arts of many countries and periods. It also contains substantial sources for information about artists.
Queens College Library. Oxford. The Queen's College has one of the best-stocked college libraries in Oxford. The Upper Library is considered one of the finest rooms in Oxford and has been a focal point for the College ever since its construction at the end of the 17th century. The Upper Library remains as a silent reading room for students and is virtually unique in this respect in the University. The Library has one of the largest (around 100,000 volumes) and most diverse collections of rare books in Oxford.
Wren Library. Trinity College. Cambridge. The Wren Library is the library of Trinity College in Cambridge. It was designed by Christopher Wren in 1676 and completed in The library is credited as being one of the first libraries to be built with large windows to give comfortable light levels to aid readers.
Guildhall Library The earliest public library in England was established at the London Guildhall in The St Martin's Church. The Guildhall Library was founded in the 1420s under the terms of the will of Lord Mayor Dick Whittington.