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In the United Kingdom the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 restates the Copyright Act 1911, that one copy of every book (which includes pamphlets, magazines and newspapers) published there must be sent to the British Library; five other libraries (the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, Cambridge University Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Library of Trinity College, Dublin and the National Library of Wales) are entitled to request a free copy within one year of publication.

http://www.legaldeposit.org.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_D...aries_Act_2003

National Library of Scotland

http://www.nls.uk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationa...ry_of_Scotland

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The National Library of Wales

http://www.llgc.org.uk/index.php?id=2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Library_of_Wales

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http://www.tcd.ie/Library/epb/history.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library...ollege,_Dublin

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Not Willis. Wills. As in the Wills Tobacco family of Bristol, benefactors to Bristol University. My ancestors. I am a direct descendent of H.O. Wills.
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Not Willis. Wills. As in the Wills Tobacco family of Bristol, benefactors to Bristol University. My ancestors. I am a direct descendent of H.O. Wills.
Corrected the spelling - there were quite a few Wills factories across the UK and they were a very wealthy and prominant family.

Beauiful Library and many of the Wills factories were beautiful Art Deco buildings like the one in Newcastle which was converted in to apartments

Here's a link to some of the Carnegie Libraries of Scotland

http://www.scotcities.com/carnegie/diverse.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ries_in_Europe





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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

http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/...s-about-london

http://www.londonhigher.ac.uk/filead...Keyfacts06.pdf

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/unc...in%20today.ppt.

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellcome_Trust

http://www.hopkins.co.uk/projects/1/121/

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/

http://www.crick.ac.uk/

The Wellcome Trust's History

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_...ity_of_London))







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.

http://copac.ac.uk/libraries/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_Libraries_UK

University of London - http://www.lon.ac.uk/

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_...frican_Studies


http://www.flickr.com/photos/soasnew...n/photostream/

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maughan_Library

Crowcombe Al (flickr) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/deerlea...n/photostream/



SodiumLights (flickr) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/8321171@N04/3298022569/





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

http://www2.lse.ac.uk/library/home.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British...onomic_Science




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This article below by Guardian Journalist Stuart Jeffries quite amusingly illustrates the problems of having to hold a copy of evertything puiblished in the nation, and the many problem in relation to storage of such a vast amount of articles, books, documents and other information.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007...4/architecture

The British Library has storage facilities in Woolwich, Colindale (Newspapers) and at Boston Spa near Wetherby in West Yorkshire (which is being massively redeveloped to hold more books and newspapers) as well as it's massive site on Euston Road. The Library is also home to a book preservation, conservation and repair centre, as well as a national audio and music library.

http://www.bl.uk/careers/locations.html

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/whats.../homepage.html

http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/bldept/soun...ndarchive.html

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...pload_id=10946

British Library new planned storage facilities - Boston Spa site



It's also not just the British Library (14 million books and over 150 million items), the Bodleian (11 million books) has had to invest in a massive new storage facility in Swindon (as part of a massive redevelopment of the entire library) whilst the other deposit libaries - National Library of Scotland (7 million books), National Library of Wales (4 million books), Cambridge University (12 million books), Trinity College Dublin (5 million books) are also increasingly having to invest in ever larger storage facilities, and similar investments are having to be made by major libraries and archives across the globe.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/b...tle-space.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/wiltshir...00/9062875.stm

Bodleian Libraries New Automated Storage Facilities in Swindon (below)



The UK National Archive which is based at Kew in London (below)

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/



The National Archive (pictured above) has even started using the space in a Cheshire salt mine to store some of it's vast array of records.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery...620904&index=0

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7911124.stm

http://www.deepstore.com/

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It's also not just books the British Film Institute (BFI) had to build a vast specialist storage facility for it's highly inflammable Acetate and Nitrate Film Stores in Warwickshire

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/f...ollection.html

http://beta.bfi.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...herts-13539340

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFI_National_Archive





BBC Archive - which has since moved to a new building at Perivale in London

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/abouttheb...entre-at.shtml

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Picture below - The British Library's New Additional Storage Building (ASB) in Boston Spa (Near Wetherby, West Yorkshire in England), is seen during the installation of automated racking. The British Library is re-housing part of its collection in new facilities that will hand responsibility for the storage and retrieval of seven million items to a robotic crane rather than a librarian.

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The London Library, founded by Thomas Carlyle in 1841, is the world's largest independent lending library, and is located in the north west corner of St James Square in buildings dating back to the 1890s. Behind its discrete, formal facade onto St James Square, the original Library was added to and extended on a number of occasions in the course of the 20th century to accommodate its ever growing collection of books.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Library

http://www.londonlibrary.co.uk/index.php

http://www.haworthtompkins.com/built/proj13/index.html

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The new Library of Birmingham (in England) typifies a move to what has been deemed the super-library, examples of such new modern libraries have been built in cities such as Norwich, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Swindon, Ilford in Essex, Worcester, Cardiff, Canada Water in London and Brighton. These new super libraries don't usually replace any beautiful historic libraries, but are questionable at a time when small local libraries are coming under increasing pressure due to spending cuts. Thankfully cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bristol are refurbishing their old historic libraries and includng them in any refurbishment and redevlopment plans

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010...margaret-hodge

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011...ingham-council

http://www.mla.gov.uk/news_and_views...l_Central.aspx

The Library of Birmingham due to open in 2013

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Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
(Austrian National Library)

Located in the "Hofburg", it is one the most beautiful libraries in the world.


http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/display/19450024

Entrance:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_National_Library





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_National_Library

The "Prunksaal"


http://www.cusoon.at/prunksaal-der-o...onalbibliothek





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New modern reading room

http://www.vienna.at/nationalbibliot...00115-01525349



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Very beautiful indeed
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National Art Library - Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), South Kensington -London

http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/n/national-art-library/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Art_Library

http://www.youtube.com/user/vamuseum

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Reading Room - National Art Library - V&A London


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It's currently under construction, and slated to be completed in 2014:


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