The Old Library at Christ’s College was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, who began a tradition of donating books to the College.

Today, the Old Library holds over 50,000 rare manuscripts and printed books covering a wide variety of languages, historical periods and subject areas.

There are many ways to help, as follows:

(1) If you would like to assist in conserving our splendid collections, why not think about making a regular or "one-off" donation to the library? You can find a donation form here.

(2) You could sponsor a book in need of urgent repair -- our "Sponsor a Book" brochure can be found here

You can also become a Friend of the Old Library. Click on this link to learn more.