|The largest library is the Bodleian Library (Old Library and Gladstone Link) with 702 reader seats.|
|The smallest library is the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine Library with 5 reader spaces.|
|The smallest book in our collection is 'Old King Cole' published by Gleniffer Press, which is 0.9mm high.|
|The longest item in our collection is a printed roll of the Bayeux Tapestry, which is over 7m long.|
|We have many unique books in our collection. One of the most recently acquired is The Troops.|
The most expensive book in our collection is the Bay Psalm Book, which at $14.2m was the most expensive printed work ever sold. We didn’t pay that much for it though.
(You can buy a facsimile copy for £25 in our shop.)
The most we have paid for an item in our collection is £3,000 for Shakespeare's First Folio in 1905.
The top five most used journals in our collection are:
|The most borrowed book last year was EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials by Paul P Craig, 5th Ed, 2011. All the top 5 most borrowed books that year are law books.|
|The most downloaded book from our collection in GoogleBooks in 2015 was Birds, Beasts and Flowers by D H Lawrence (First Edition, New York, 1923).|
|The top ten languages represented by the number of books in the collection are English, German, French, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Polish, and Hebrew.|
|The most popular item in the Bodleian Libraries Shops is a leather bookmark - 9,366 were bought last year.|
|The most common issues dealt with by the 22 Bodleian Libraries Conservators are detached spines, edge tears, loose pages, stuck pages, and consolidation of loose painted media.|
|Find out more about the history of the Bodleian Library.|