Next month sees the public launch of a new and highly illustrated book celebrating the University of Glasgow Library from its origins in the 15th century to the present day, with a look to the future. It also contains an account and full-colour examples of the unique and distinctive collections which are of international standing, attracting students and visitors from around the world.
Printed on art paper and with over 250 illustrations, the new book THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW LIBRARY: FRIENDLY SHELVES is being published by The Friends of Glasgow University Library in association with the Library. It is available in hardback, softback and e-book, through bookstores including the Glasgow University Gift Shop and online.
All proceeds are being donated to the Library to support its programme of public engagement.
There is an introductory Special Pre-Publication Offer open until 12th June with savings per copy of up to 25% by ordering now either in person at the University Gift Shop (open seven days a week) or by phoning the shop at 0141 330 5511 or online through www.friendsofgul.org which is the new website of the Friends.
Standing high above University Avenue the Library also stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before, in the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake and for the benefit of all. The Digital Revolution, equal to the fifteenth-century invention of the printing press which democratised learning, is enabling the Library to unlock its many treasures and make them more widely available here and overseas.
Thanks to its guest writers the new publication charts the twists and turns of life, education and growth from the Renaissance & Reformation, to the Enlightenment; Industrial Expansion & Migration; War, Peace & Opportunity and on to New Horizons.
Visual delights from the holdings and archives open up from Special Collections, the Scottish Theatre Archive, Early Photographs, the University Archives, the Scottish Business Archive, Children`s Literature, Central and East European Studies, the Map Collection, Travel, Topography and Exploration, the Botany Collection and the Medicine Collection.
The Friends of Glasgow University Library