Category Archives: Contributors

More library catalogues added to Discover: Foundling Museum, Newman University and University of Sunderland

We’re pleased to announce that the holdings of the Foundling Museum (Gerald Coke Handel Collection), Newman University and University of Sunderland have been added to the Discover service. Foundling Museum – Gerald Coke Handel Collection The collection focuses on Handel and his musical contemporaries in Britain, and comprises over 12,000 items relating to 18th century … Read more

The Frederick Lanchester collection at Coventry University Library

The work of car manufacturer, engineer, scientist and inventor Frederick Lanchester (1868-1946) is celebrated by the Lanchester Interactive Archive (LIA) at Coventry University. He was a leading automobile engineer in the UK during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and creator in 1895 of the first all-British four-wheel petrol driven motor car. This work … Read more

Latest catalogues added to Discover: King’s College and Trinity College Libraries, University of Cambridge

We’re pleased to announce that the holdings of University of Cambridge libraries King’s College and Trinity College (Special Collections) have been added to the Discover service. King’s College Library King’s College Library has been in continuous existence since the foundation of the College in 1441. As well as preserving many rare book and manuscript treasures, … Read more

Latest library catalogues added to Discover: Eton College, National Library of Scotland and University of Coventry

We’re pleased to announce that the holdings of Eton College Library, National Library of Scotland and the University of Coventry Library have been added to the Discover service. Eton College Library Eton College Library was established in the 1440s as the library of the Provost and Fellows, who form the governing body of Eton College. … Read more

Treasures of the Linnean Society of London Library

The Linnean Society of London, founded by James Edward Smith in 1788, is the world’s oldest learned society devoted to the biological sciences. It was created as a forum for scientific discussion, and as a home for the magnificent book, manuscript, and specimen collections of the Swedish naturalist and “father of taxonomy”, Carl Linnaeus. It … Read more

Catalogue of the Leadhills Miners’ Library

Leadhills Miners’ Library is the principal collection of the Leadhills Heritage Trust, which manages the library. The library was founded in 1741 as the Leadhills Reading Society; is both the first and earliest subscription library to be founded in Britain; and is also the world’s first library for working people. Its stock peaked at around … Read more