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Old February 4th, 2016, 07:49 PM   #81
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The British Library looks awesome!
Also, I was very saddened not to be able to see the round reading room at the British Museum!
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VERY impressed by Australian libraries!
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Another interesting Library close to the British Library, British Museum and UCL, is Senate House Library, the Central Library of the University of London.

The Art Deco building was constructed between 1932 and 1937 as the first phase of a large uncompleted scheme designed for the University by Charles Holden. It consists of 19 floors and is 210 feet (64 m) high.The building's use by the Ministry of Information during the Second World War inspired Graham Greene's novel The Ministry of Fear (1943) and its film adaptation Ministry of Fear by Fritz Lang (1944) set in Bloomsbury, as well as the description of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949): Orwell's wife Eileen worked in Senate House for the Censorship Department of the Ministry of Information.

The Library is also home to the University of London archives, which include the central archive of the University itself and many other collections and holds over three million volumes, including 120,000 volumes printed before 1851, with subscription to over 5,200 Journals, other resources include the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, and the Palaeography room's collection of western European manuscripts.

Due to its imposing architecture, Senate House is popular with the film and television industries as a shooting location; often for official buildings. Films that have featured the building include the 1995 version of Richard III (Interior of a government building), Nineteen Eighty-Four (Exterior of O'Brien's apartment building), Blue Ice (a hotel), Spy Game (lobby of CIA Headquarters), Batman Begins (Lobby of a Court), The Dark Knight Rises (a costume ball), Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (a war office) and Fast & Furious 6 (Moscow Interpol HQ). The building also featured in the TV Series Jeeves and Wooster (the exterior of Wooster's Manhattan apartment building) and The Day of the Triffids amongst other programmes.

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The North Block of Senate House is being refurbished to house part of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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Also further down Euston Road from the British Library in London, is the Wellcome Library and Collection which holds a substantial medical collection.

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A Couple of past Wellcome Trust Building Exhibitions.

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Nice! Is the Senate house open to the general public?
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Nice! Is the Senate house open to the general public?
Exhibitions and Events at Senate House are open to the public, whilst the Library is open to students and researchers.

Senate House Exhibitions

In terms of good places to read in London - Beautiful Places to Read in London and 18 Places to Read in London - Buzzfeed and also 16 Incredible Library Bars in London - Buzzfeed and finally The Independent Book Shop Map - London

London like other cities, also has an impressive public library system, with some quite interesting Library Cards.

London’s 10 best library cards -The Guardian

Library Cards From Around the World -The Guardian

Other Good Public Libraries in London -To Do List

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The British Library automatically receives free copies of everything published in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (the British Isles) as well as many international publications. This has been enshrined in law since 1662, and from 6 April 2013, legal deposit also covers material published digitally and online, so that the Legal Deposit Libraries can provide a national archive of the UK’s non-print published material, such as websites, blogs, e-journals and CD-ROMs.

Whilst the other five legal deposit Libraries in the British Isles can request free copies of any publication, they do not have a duty to keep everything that is published.

Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries -Wiki

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The other Legal Deposit Libraries are:

Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford

Cambridge University Library

The National Library of Scotland - Edinburgh

The Library of Trinity College Dublin

The National Library of Wales - Aberystwyth

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VERY impressive!
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The Bodleian Library - Oxford

Whilst the Bodleian Library, in its current incarnation, has a continuous history dating back to 1602, its roots date back even further. The first purpose-built library known to have existed in Oxford was founded in the fourteenth century under the will of Thomas Cobham, Bishop of Worcester (d. 1327). This small collection of chained books was situated above the north side of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin on the High Street. This collection continued to grow steadily, but when Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (brother of Henry V of England) donated a great collection of manuscripts between 1435 and 1437, the space was deemed insufficient and a larger building was required. A suitable room was finally built above the Divinity School, and completed in 1488. This room continues to be known as Duke Humfrey's Library.

The Library has been used as a film location on many occasions including the following - X-Men 4, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Golden Compass, Inspector Morse, Lewis, Monarchy, 12 Books that Changed the World, The History Boys, William and Mary, Pocahontas: The New World etc.

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The Bodleian receives over 1,000 new books every day, and has had to invest in new state of the art storage facilities.

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The Great Dinning Hall at Christ Church Oxford, used in the Harry Potter films.

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The Eagle and Child Pub in Oxford where the Inklings regularly met. The Inklings included J.R.R Tolkien, C.S Lewis and numerous other writers. Not to be confised with The Eagle Pub in Cambridge (which was also orginally The Eagle and Child) where Crick and Watson first announced their DNA Discovery in 1953.

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The World's Best Literary Bars - Drink in the Foostepf of Hemingwat, Dickens, Kerouac etc






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Gilbert Scott's New Central University Library at Cambridge University a which opened in 1934 in order to house the Libraries vast collection which dates back to the libraries origins to the 14th Century and beyond. The Central Uinversity Library (UL) is the largest of Universities 114 College and Faculty libraries and hold over 8 million books, whilst the University libraries as a whole hold over 15 million books.

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Couple of the Vast Array of College Libraries

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The Eagle Pub in Cambridge

When the university's Cavendish Laboratory was still at its old site at nearby Free School Lane, the pub was a popular lunch destination for staff working there. Thus, it became the place where Francis Crick interrupted patrons' lunchtime on 28 February 1953 to announce that he and James Watson had "discovered the secret of life" after they had come up with their proposal for the structure of DNA. The anecdote is related in Watson's book The Double Helix, and is commemorated on a blue plaque next to the entrance, and two plaques in the middle room by the table where Crick and Watson lunched regularly . Today the pub serves a special ale to commemorate the discovery, dubbed "Eagle's DNA"

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The London Library - London, England

The London Library is one of the world's largest independent lending libraries, and one of the UK's leading literary institutions. It was founded in 1841 on the initiative of Thomas Carlyle, who was dissatisfied with some of the policies at the British Museum Library. It is located at 14 St. James's Square, in the St James's area of the City of Westminster, London, which has been its home since 1845. Membership is open to all, on payment of an annual subscription; and life and corporate memberships are also available. T. S. Eliot, a long-serving President of the Library, argued in 1952 in an address to members that, "whatever social changes come about, the disappearance of the London Library would be a disaster to civilisation

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Those English libraries are quite impressive. Wasn't England the first country to establish lending libraries?
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Those English libraries are quite impressive. Wasn't England the first country to establish lending libraries?

In the eighteenth century parish associations libraries begin.
In the XIX century anglo-saxon world is also the pioneer in public libraries with examples of Manchester and Boston, and creation of library associations (ALA, LA, ...).
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