Lambeth library goes online

Episcopal Life Online reports that the Lambeth library will join COPAC, which gives free access to the merged online catalogues of major University and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library.

The printed book collection of Lambeth Palace Library — the historic library and record office of the Archbishops of Canterbury, and one of the oldest public libraries in the country — has made its debut on an online catalogue to improve access to its holdings for researchers across the globe. The move means that readers can now access a list of Lambeth Palace Library’s books alongside those of many British Universities — including Oxford and Cambridge — plus other major collections such as the British Library, Science Museum Library and the V&A National Art Library.

Lambeth Palace Library’s holdings make it one of the key collections of Church history for researchers exploring the early Church to the present day, and it forms a major part of the national collection in the field of ecclesiastical history.

Read the story here.

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