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Bodleian Library (Oxford)

The Bodleian Library is one of the famous buildings of the world renowned university city of Oxford.

It is situated in Catte Street, between the Sheldonian Theatre and Radcliffe Camera.

Sir Thomas Bodley started the collection in 1598, and it now contains over two and a half million books, as well as fifty thousand manuscripts. It is one of the six British libraries entitled to a copy of every book published in this country.

The oldest part is the Divinity School with Duke Humphrey`s Library above. These date from the 15th century.

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