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The ultimate commemorative naming opportunity

UL overviewOxford has its Bodleian, Harvard has its Widener, Yale has its Beinecke, Manchester its Rylands. In Cambridge, the University Library is one of few such institutions of equivalent stature in the Western world that remains unnamed. This represents a unique opportunity to recognise an exceptional and transformative benefaction in perpetuity. It is also an extraordinarily timely opportunity. In 2009 Cambridge celebrated 800 years of the quest for understanding our world and ourselves, through scholarship. Its University Library has, for centuries now, been at the heart of this quest – and it remains so today. Astonishing in the scope, significance and sheer scale of its collections, the University Library is the nerve-centre of learning and information at Cambridge, and alive to the needs of the future.