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Librije in Zutphen  The Librije hails from the 16th century and is located in the St. Walburga’s Church in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. The Church itself dates back to the 11th century. The library’s interior and exterior have remained nearly unchanged, and much of the book collection is still chained to reading desks.

The Oldest Libraries Around the World

The Chained Library at Wells Cathedral houses books published before 1800. These were collected by the canons in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and reflects their wide-ranging intellectual interests.

The Oldest Libraries Around the World

The Chained Library at Wells Cathedral houses books published before These were collected by the canons in the and centuries and reflects their wide-ranging intellectual interests.

Where is this? Take me there.

Can never get enough warmth of wood, books, and lighting. some comfy leather chairs. Oh my favorite place! The Library Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, Scotland

The town of Grantham in Lincolnshire, England is home to the Francis Trigge Chained Library, founded in 1598. The library is named after an Elizabethan Puritan clergyman who was the rector of a nearby village. A supporter of the common people, Trigge founded the library to help increase knowledge of the divinity, liberal sciences, and to help fellow clergy with their studies. The Trigge Chained Library is the first public reference library in England.

The Oldest Libraries Around the World

The town of Grantham in Lincolnshire, England is home to the Francis Trigge Chained Library, founded in 1598. The library is named after an Elizabethan Puritan clergyman who was the rector of a nearby village. A supporter of the common people, Trigge founded the library to help increase knowledge of the divinity, liberal sciences, and to help fellow clergy with their studies. The Trigge Chained Library is the first public reference library in England.

Located in the 12th century parish church of Wimborne Minister is one of the UK's first public libraries. The stone room of its massive tomes linked to the shelves, accessed by a 600-year-old staircase, is now run by volunteers, and still open to the public. Dating to 1686, it includes 150 lambskin volumes in chains, the second largest known collection of such books.

Reading in Restraint: The Last Chained Libraries

atlasobscura: “ Reading in Restraint: The Last Chained Libraries In the Middle Ages, books were incredibly scarce, and although many wanted to share knowledge with the masses, they didn’t quite trust.

Hereford Cathedral, Chapter Library Hereford, England Built in 1394, the bookcases in this library contained a system of shelves and chains.

Hereford Cathedral, Chapter Library Hereford, England Built in the bookcases in this library contained a system of shelves and chains.

Anti-theft devices avant la lettre: the chained library of Hereford Cathedral.

Bad medieval book manners. Part 2

Hereford Cathedral Chained Library in Hereford Cathedral, UK The practice of chaining books was the normal practice for reference libraries starting in the middle ages until the century. The Chained Library has been around since the

chained library of Zutphen, the Netherlands - European Chained libraries. Starting in the books in libraries were chained in such a way that they could be read, but not removed.

Chained Library

「今では考えられない…」中世ヨーロッパの図書館が本を盗まれないように行っていた仕組みがこちら

The Strange-Looking, But Completely Understandable, History Of Chained Libraries

Royal Grammar School Chained Library in Guildford, England-Established in the early 1500s, the Royal Grammar School contains one of few remaining examples of the practice of chaining books to shelves. This allowed important or particularly useful books to be placed in communal areas for public perusal rather than locked away, paving the way for the public library system. Now the Headmaster's Study, the Chained Library holds books that date back to the late 1400s, including...click for more

Royal Grammar School Chained Library - Guildford, England Established in the early the Royal Grammar School contains one of few remaining examples of the practice of chaining books to shelves.

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Library of Strahov Monastery, Prague (by Michael Langille)--one of the great purposes of monasteries was to preserve learning and books--so they often possess great libraries

Chethams Library, Manchester, England

Chetham’s Library, Manchester, England: the oldest free public reference library in the United Kingdom. The library has been in continuous use since Image by Tom Jeffs.

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