Archbishop of Canterbury breaks ground on new library

Posted Apr 20, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Work began on a new, bigger library at Lambeth Palace on April 20 when Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby symbolically “broke ground” for the building.

It is the first new building at the Palace in more than 100 years. The new library will bring together what’s thought to be one of the largest historical ecclesiastical book collections outside the Vatican. There will also be easier access for the public to see these treasures.

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  1. Leon Spencer says:

    Good for them! I remember years ago now, I was doing research on Kenyan church history, and it took me to the Lambeth Palace Library. I was puzzled by the shelving that ringed the walls. The lowest shelves were about six feet above the floor. Turns out the hazards of a flooding Thames led them to this solution toward protecting the books. Probably past time for library improvements!

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