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18th August 2009, 11:42am
Take a tour of Lincoln's award-winning library
University Library The University of Lincoln’s award-winning Great Central Warehouse Library is holding a celebration to mark its fifth anniversary.

Visitors can take a look around the building, view the collections, speak to staff and enjoy displays of historical photographs when the library hosts a series of free tours for the public on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September.

The Great Central Warehouse Library opened in September 2004 - a £5 million conversion of an old Victorian goods and grain warehouse on Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln.

The building – which retains many of the features of the original 1907 structure - has won several conservation and regeneration awards, including honours from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Today it supports the teaching, learning and research activities of the University and is at the centre of student life at the Brayford campus.

It houses almost a quarter of a million books and 1,100 current print journals which are available to students and staff. Visitors to the University are also welcome to use the collections for reference.

The e-library provides staff and students with 24-hour access to a further 40,000 e-books and 22,000 e-journals, plus newspaper and parliamentary archives dating back to the 18th Century.

Last year legendary broadcaster Sir Jeremy Isaacs donated a collection of his media books to the library.

Three tours of the library are available to the public:
  • 3pm, Monday 14 September.
  • 11am, Tuesday 15 September.
  • 3pm, Tuesday 15 September.

To register for a tour, please email before Friday 11 September, with 'Tour of library' as the subject heading, or phone 01522 886222.

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