Old Library

Founded in 1448, 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.

For a brief introduction to the Old Library and its collections, watch our video:

For more information about the Old Library, its collections, consultation of special collections materials and events, please visit the Old Library website: