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Belfast Public Libraries Central Library
Durham University Library
Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
Edinburgh University Library
Glasgow, Mitchell Library
Nottingham University Library
Sheffield University Library
Southampton University Library
University College London Library
Senate House Library, University of London
Birmingham Libraries
University of Birmingham
Edinburgh City Libraries & Information Services
Leeds Library and Information Services
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Glasgow University Library
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Introduction

At the start of the project, there were twenty two members in the Consortium of Research Libraries in the British Isles (CURL). The libraries that made up the Britain in Print partnership were selected over others in CURL because they had significant collections of pre-1700 British books which were not yet catalogued in electronic form. In addition to the nine CURL member libraries, a further eight major libraries were added to the partnership, taking the total to seventeen.

Choose from one of the libraries above to view details of a selection of their most important manuscripts from the period 1455 to 1700.