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About us

Queens' Old Library & Special Collections

The Old Library is still situated in its original room with bookcases made from medieval lecterns. Although none of the original collection remains, the library holds a fine and hugely significant collection of c. 30,000 early printed books and manuscripts dating from the 12th to 19th centuries. Queens' Library also houses a variety of 20th century special collections (please see Collections).

Queens' Old Library & Special Collections are available for consultation to Queens' members and external researchers by appointment with the College Librarian (please see Research appointment).

Events organised in the Old Library can be found in Upcoming Events and latest updates about the collections are shared on our Twitter account and Old Library blog.

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Learn more about the history of the Old Library, its design and the people who contributed to the development of its collections.

Contact us

Queens' Old Library
Silver Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1223 335550

Queens' Old Library's Data Privacy Statement and GDPR Information is available here.

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