Posts Tagged ‘Katherine Hepburn’

Here’s to Libraries, Week Eighteen!

May 28, 2014

Library_18Back in 1992, while finishing up my Master’s degree, I was fortunate enough to have spent some time in the United Kingdom at the University of Oxford.  What an incredible experience!  The majority of my time was spent in, and accessing the resources of, the main  Bodleian Library (there are actually more than a hundred different libraries in Oxford — fifty within the Bodleian system, forty-two within the individual Colleges and Halls, and ten additional libraries — here’s a map of the libraries). Let me tell you, what a privilege it was to apply for and receive my reader’s card.  The library featured today, the Codrington Library, is from one of the Colleges, All Souls College, at the University of Oxford.

The Codrington Library was established in 1751 and contains more than 185,000 items (one third of which pre-date the 1800s).  The library contains one of the most significant collections of manuscript and early printed books in the United Kingdom, and attracts scholars from around the world.

“What in the world would we do without our libraries?” (Katherine Hepburn)

Source: photo courtesy of danieldalton.me  (BuzzFeed).