University College London

University College London (UCL) was founded in 1826 as the University of London. It was established to open up education in England to students of any race or religion for the first time. The university library dates from 1829, and was reliant on benefactions for much of the nineteenth century. Several of the most important … Lees meer

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Médiathèque Pierre-Amalric d’Albi

The cultural heritage collections of the Médiathèque Pierre-Amalric d’Albi in southern France are made up of around 75,000 documents, whose diverse themes reflect the origins of the collections. This collection is constituted of about 500 manuscripts from the 8th to 20th centuries, 119 incunables, and 17,000 documents printed between 1501 and 1811, as well as … Lees meer

University of Tennessee library

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1959, Special Collections at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville began in one room of the James D. Hoskins Library with a core collection of early British, European, and American books. During the 1960s, the library expanded with two building additions and the acquisition of the University Archives. In 2009, Special Collections relocated to the John C. Hodges … Lees meer

BIU Santé (Paris)

The BIU Santé (Paris) is a major reference library in health sciences in France. From its two Parisian sites (one covering pharmacy, the other medicine and dentistry), it welcomes medical, pharmacy and odontology students, as well as health professionals (doctors, nurses, dentists, physiotherapists, etc.) and researchers from France and the whole world. The collection held … Lees meer

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Université Rennes 2

The origins of the special collections in Rennes are shared by two universities. Today, each of the libraries of the Université Rennes 1 (Law-Economics-Business; Medicine; Science) and Université Rennes 2 (Humanities-Social Sciences) holds a part of this collection. The division by discipline was implemented in the second half of the 20th century and was determined … Lees meer

Armagh Robinson Library

Armagh Robinson Library (formerly Armagh Public Library) is the oldest public library in Northern Ireland and, along with Trinity College Library and Marsh’s Library in Dublin, it is one of the three most significant heritage libraries in Ireland. It was founded in 1771 by the then Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Richard … Lees meer

The Codrington Library, All Souls, Oxford

The Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford

The Codrington is open to all members of the University of Oxford, and to researchers needing to access its extensive collections. The College was founded in 1438 and the earliest collections, originally of law and theology, were exclusively for the use of the Fellows; medical books and books in other subjects were given throughout the sixteenth … Lees meer

The Pepys Library, University of Cambridge

Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

Magdalene College, Cambridge is home to two distinct special collections libraries with a combined total of c. 16,500 items.  The more famous of the two, the Pepys Library, is the personal library of Samuel Pepys, 17th-century diarist and Secretary to the Admiralty under Charles II and James II.  The Pepys Library is open to the … Lees meer

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University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public research University and global centre for research and teaching located in British Columbia, Canada. It is consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. UBC Library is the second largest research library system in Canada. Established in 1915, it has more than twenty branches … Lees meer

University of Barcelona Library

University of Barcelona

The Rare Book and Manuscript CRAI Library of the University of Barcelona is located in the historical building of the university in the city center. Its importance derives from the size and quality of the collection it houses. Following the passing of ecclesiastical confiscation laws in 1835, Barcelona’s library collections from convents were brought together … Lees meer