By Christopher Pressler. Published 2012. ISBN: 9781857597851
Senate House Library is one of the world's most significant collections in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It also holds the highest proportion of historic collections of any university library in the United Kingdom. The library's digital initiatives provide wider access to some of its treasures, but also increase demand to view the original materials. This remarkable library operates in central London, as part of the greatest concentration of libraries anywhere in the world. Nowhere else in the United Kingdom offers this combination of browsable stacks, collection size and geographical setting.
From this immense body of materials, Senate House Library's Director, Christopher Pressler, has selected a very personal group of extremely special items. It is a fascinating, rewarding and sometimes moving glimpse into the labyrinth of history contained within the famous tower of books in Bloomsbury.