Old Library Timeline

From 11th-century manuscripts to Modernist first editions, this easy-to-use timeline provides a visual guide to the Old Library.

Highlighting its treasures, the many donors who have contributed to its collections, and the alterations to the building over the course of more than four hundred years of history, the timeline is being added to regularly, so keep checking back to find out more!

To view the full-screen version (strongly recommended), click here.

Alternatively, explore the timeline using the preview below.

Hint: Use your mouse to drag the oblong marker at the base of the timeline from left to right. Alternatively, use the left and right arrow keys to travel through the history of the Old Library. Try the "3d" option for a different perspective on the Old Library's history.