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Throughout 2016, Cambridge University Library celebrated 600 years as one of the world’s greatest libraries. The wills of William Loring and William Hunden, both proved in March 1416, bequeathed books to ‘the common library of all scholars of the University’. Over the course of the last six centuries, the Library’s collections have grown from a few dozen volumes on a handful of subjects into an accumulation of several million books, maps, manuscripts and journals, augmented by an ever-increasing range of electronic resources.



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