The Old Library contains many treasures, from the Nuremberg Chronicle published in 1492 (illustration on right) to 20th century private press books. This project to catalogue our rare books is essential in order to widen access to our collections.
Cataloguing rare books is a specialist skill, involving detailed, time-consuming, painstaking and therefore costly work. With the help of the Supporters of the Old Library we will be able to make the riches of the Old Library accessible to scholars worldwide.
Rare books cataloguing
£100 will sponsor the cataloguing of up to ten books.
£500 will sponsor the cataloguing of up to 50 books.
£1,000 will sponsor the cataloguing of up to 100 books.
Supporters of the cataloguing project will be listed in the Roll of Supporters of the Old Library on our website and in the Roll of Benefactors published in the annual Trinity Hall Newsletter (unless the supporter chooses to remain anonymous).
We have already completed a major project to catalogue the medieval and post-medieval manuscripts housed in the Old Library. To consult the catalogue records please go to the Manuscripts' Catalogue.
Contact the Library:
All enquiries for The Old Library:
The Old Library
Head of Library Services
t: +44 1223 332546
t: +44 1223 764464
Fellow Archivist & Librarian
Dr William O'Reilly
t: +44 1223 765956