The ‘new’ New Bodleian

In Museum [Insider], new content on November 2, 2009 at 3:09 pm

The New Bodleian Library, part of the University of Oxford, isn’t that new. But it’s about to have a revamp. They are in the process of reworking the buildings which holds the special collections of the library – it’s going to be beautiful when it’s done.

And the sheer number of books being added to the giant collections of the Bodleian means they’re very nearly out of space in the city centre. So the University is building a high-density storage facility just outside Swindon – not too far away, so that books can be ferried back to the academic reading rooms pretty swiftly.

There’s a piece about the redevelopment of the Bodleian live now on Museum [Insider].


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