Friends of Glasgow University LIbrary

Published: 10 May 2016

A new website for the Friends of Glasgow University Library...and the first fully illustrated account of the Library goes on sale.

The Friends of Glasgow University Library are funding and publishing the first fully illustrated account of Glasgow University Library which is now on sale world wide.

To buy the NEW BOOK please visit the society`s new website You can also save £5 each print copy in a special pre-publication offer.

Contributors include Chancellor Sir Kenneth Calman, Principal Anton Muscatelli, University Librarian Helen Durndell, University Archivist Lesley Richmond, Professor John R Hume, Professor Nigel Thorp, Professor Andrew Hook, Professor Laurence Grove, Dr Stephen Rawles and Dr Steven Reid. The General Editor is Dr Peter Davies and the Consultant Editor is Peter Hoare.


Friendly Shelves

The first fully illustrated account of the University of Glasgow Library, founded in the 15th century, and which has become one of the great libraries of the scholarly world.

Friendly Shelves describes the early years, intrigue, growth and international expansion of the University, its Library, Archives and renowned Special Collections, many of which have world heritage status. A central part of the whole University and its work, the Library supports research, teaching, international collaboration and public engagement enhanced by the most modern of digital resources.

Researched and written by a team of academics and librarians, Friendly Shelves, is for university and general readers alike. Posterity, professionalism and public usefulness continue to be well served, and now for the first time the fascinating story is set out for the enjoyment of all.

Friendly Shelves is being published by The Friends of Glasgow University Library in association with the Library, and all proceeds from the book are being recycled into new funds to support and promote the Library & Archives.

The Friends of Glasgow University Library is in its 40th Anniversary year as an educational charity and a society open to all. Its Honorary President is Professor Sir Kenneth Calman, Chancellor of the University and Deputy Chair of the British Library, and each year, thanks to members far and wide, it supports acquisitions, conservation, access and promotion of the Library and sponsors public talks and events.

Publication month, May 2016

Printed in full colour, 288 pages, on art paper 244mm x 189mm.

Hardback - £25

Paperback - £20

e-book - £18

First published: 10 May 2016

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