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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.

For more than 500 years these precious collections have helped inspire and mould some of the world's greatest minds.

Only by providing for the collections' long-term preservation can we ensure that they continue to enthuse and inform generations to come.

If you would like to assist in conserving these splendid collections, why not become a Friend of the Old Library, or sponsor a book in need of repair?