Gladstone Link: official opening Wednesday 5 October 2011

The official opening of the Gladstone Link will be celebrated, in the Link, at 5.45pm on Wednesday 5 October*. Drinks and light refreshments will be served: all are welcome to attend.

The Gladstone Link is a new area of the Bodleian Library for open-shelf library material accessible by readers the first in these buildings since 1912.

It has

  • new informal reading spaces

  • spaces for group study

  • underground connection and lift access to the Old Bodleian Library

  • historic shelving designed by William Gladstone himself

  • wifi, look-up terminals and copiers

  • open-shelf provision of high-use material previously kept in closed stacks

  • displays of new books

  • the Personal Development Collection of Mr Po Chung

*Readers wishing to continue with quiet study during the official opening may wish to move to reading rooms in the Radcliffe Camera or Old Bodleian Library.

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