26 July 2016
On Monday 25 July the Bodleian Libraries celebrated welcoming 1 million visitors to the Weston Library since it opened to the public in March 2015.
In a special day of activities, visitors were invited to enter a free quiz about the Weston Library and its collections to win a prize from the Zvi Meitar Bodleian Shop, enjoy some millionaire's shortbread in the Weston Library Café, and have a go at printing a '1 millionth visitor' keepsake on the Libraries' historic printing press.
The Weston Library has been popular with visitors, scholars and critics alike since the completion of its three-year refurbishment by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The building has won a number of architectural awards and was recently shortlisted for the Stirling Prize, the most prestigious award for architecture in the UK. The Library's public space includes bespoke exhibition galleries, a lecture theatre, café and shop. Registered readers also have access to three reading rooms, a Visiting Scholars Centre and a Centre for Digital Scholarship as well as over 40km of materials stored within the Library.
The Bodleian Libraries run a programme of free displays, exhibitions, talks and activities throughout the year. For full details on all current and upcoming events, please visit www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson.