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Old Posted Nov 9, 2011, 4:27 PM
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In London alone there are reckoned to be over 21 million academic books held by Higher Education Institutions, with a further 17 million held by London's public lending libraries on top of the 14 million kept by the British Library. London is also home to the largest independent lending library in the world, the London Library and there are numerous collections held by a vast array of academies, institutions, societies, professional associations, city livery companies, galleries and museums such as the Bishopsgate Institution , Kew Gardens (Horticultural Library), National Art Library, National Maritime Museum (Caird Library) and Royal Society (Scientific Library), Royal Institution, Royal Academy, Royal College of Medicine, British Medical Association, Royal College of Surgeons. Kings Fund (Medicine) Inns of Court (Law), Science Museum, British Museum, Natural History Museum etc etc

The Wellcome Library also on Euston Road pictured below (mainly medical and scientific) - the Wellcome Trust and Colleges of the Unversity of London are part of the partnership behind the new Francis Crick Institute (UKCMRI) being built at Brill place beside the British Library. The Wellcome Library is directly next door to the modern glass Wellcome Trust building on Euston Road, which itself is right next door to the new University College London Hospital building.

The Wellcome Trust's History

Video Link

The Glorious Art Deco University of London Senate House Library next door to the British Museum and not far from the British Library.

Couple of other specialist libraries within the University of London - (The UCL Library, Institute of Education and now independent Imperial Colleges London Library, are also worth mentioning - although I don't want to post too many pics, so have chosen the specialist collections held by SOAS, LSE Lbrary and Kings Colleges Maughan Library). A lot of specialist UK collections can be found on the COPAC Bibliographic database.

University of London -

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

SOAS Newsroom - (flickr)

Kings College London - Maughan Library (Chancery Lane, London)

Crowcombe Al (flickr) -

SodiumLights (flickr) -

London School of Economics and Political Science - Home to the 'British Library of Political and Economic Science'

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