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 extensive information about the Old Library and Queens' special collections more generally, including previous  and upcoming exhibtions and how to consult specific items, please visit the Old Library website:



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