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Queen's College Library, University of Oxford
Oxford, England, United Kingdom


 
Contacts

The Library
The Queen's College
Oxford OX1 4AW



College:
Telephone: 01865 279120
Fax: 01865 790819

Library:
Telephone: (01865) (2)79130
Fax: (01865) (2)89064
Email: library@queens.ox.ac.uk

http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/
Library: http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/library/
Manuscript catalog: http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/library/medieval-manuscripts/the-catalogue


Description

"There has been a library at Queen's ever since its foundation in 1341 by Robert Eglesfield, Chaplain to Queen Philippa, consort of Edward III. The Upper Library was built between 1692 and 1695 to house large donations from Thomas Barlow, one-time Provost of the College and later Bishop of Lincoln, and from Sir Joseph Williamson. ... The collection has grown significantly over the years and the library is now one of the largest of any Oxford college with a lending collection of 50,000 volumes and nearly 150,000 volumes in the historical collection. ... The library is rich in medieval and post-medieval manuscripts. ... The collection is particularly strong in theology, heraldry, medieval bindings, post-medieval antiquarian collections, and the history of the college and university." - college web site



 
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