Supporters of the Old Library
This scheme is open to anyone with an interest in the history and the rare book collections of the Old Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The aim is to help the College look after this unique resource through sponsoring conservation, cataloguing or other future projects.
Since its foundation in 1350, Trinity Hall's library has been supported by generous donors. Our founder, Bishop Bateman, gave the College his manuscripts on canon law, civil law, theology and chapel books. Among subsequent notable donors are the sixteenth-century antiquarian Robert Hare, and several former Masters including William Mowse (1552-53 and 1555-59), Thomas Eden (1626-45) and Sir Nathanael Lloyd (1710-35).
The Old Library's collections continue to be supported by generous donors right up to the present day. With your help we can secure the future of this unique Library and the treasures it contains!
You are invited to join the Supporters of the Old Library scheme by sponsoring one of the following projects:
- Invitation to Supporters events.
- You will be listed in the annual Trinity Hall Newsletter and in the Roll of Supporters of the Old Library published on the College website (unless you wish to remain anonymous).
Contact the Library:
All enquiries for The Old Library:
The Old Library
Director of Library Services
Ms Dominique Ruhlmann
t: +44 1223 332546
t: +44 1223 764464
Fellow Archivist & Librarian
Dr William O'Reilly
t: +44 1223 765956