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The London Library visit

When 23 Aug 2017
from 14:00 to 15:00
Where 14 St James' Square, London, SW1Y 4LG
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Founded in 1841 by the historian and biographer Thomas Carlyle, the London Library has become one of the largest independent lending libraries in the world.  Standing on a quiet corner of St James’s Square, the Library is home to over one million volumes covering 17 miles of shelving.  Since no books are discarded for their currency, the collection has an enviable depth of coverage in over 2,000 art and humanities subjects, all arranged according to the Library’s unique and quirky classification scheme.

The tour will take approximately 45-60 minutes and will involve a good deal of walking, and since some of our floors are metal grates, flat shoes are recommended.  We will visit the stacks and reading rooms, hearing about the Library’s collection and history, with the chance to meet and hear from our Conservator.
More information about the Library can be found on our website
To book, email Michael Harney: (8 spaces available)

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