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Discarded History exhibition lifts the lid on 1,000 years of medieval history

27 April 2017

Treasures from the world’s largest and most important collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts – chronicling 1,000...

Get under the skin of Renaissance anatomy

6 April 2017

Cambridge University Library's free app celebrates ground-breaking anatomical illustrations – the world’s first pop-up...

Work begins on a new Off-Site Storage Facility

29 March 2017

When you’re a Legal Deposit library holding more than eight million books and manuscripts, one million maps, and have...

William Morris’s Beowulf – get an inside view on a troubled, but beautiful, translation

2 March 2017

University Library’s free new app goes behind the scenes on the publishing of the Old English epic poem Download Words...

Exhibition of Woven Manuscripts now on display

21 February 2017

A new exhibition at Cambridge University Library transforms medieval manuscripts into a colourful display of tapestries...

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