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Did you know you can visit the Library without having to be here? See our image gallery for a taste of what to expect.

Read our Chinese books

Did you know we have a large collection of Chinese works? You can access the Chinese acquisitions for more details about our new books, serials and electronic resources in the Chinese language.

Read all about it!

Did you know you can read news items from 100 years ago? Have a look at what was making news in 1908.

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