Old Library Exhibition: Manuscript Fragments and Waste
Magdalene Old Library will be opening its doors to the public over summer.
The June exhibition will focus on Manuscripts fragments and waste. Waste material from discarded manuscripts and books were often used to make new book bindings. This exhibition will display such waste material that is evident in the Old Library's collection.
Distinct from the Pepys Library, the Old Library has housed the historic books of the College in First Court since the fifteenth century, in what was the medieval Prior's residence.
As well as enjoying the historic, book-lined rooms, Visitors will see displays of items from the College's special collections and archives, which are not normally seen in public.
Readers and researchers who wish to consult the collections are asked to contact the Library in advance for an appointment.
Magdalene College, Old Library
Magdalene St, Cambridge CB3 0AG, UK