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1936 - 2011

Since it opened on 6th October 1936, the Brotherton Library has inspired millions of scholars to increase their knowledge and advance the knowledge of others.

Brotherton 75th talks series

To celebrate one of the finest library spaces in the country we have an exciting programme of talks over the summer, culminating in the Brotherton Lecture on the anniversary date and delivered by the University Chancellor, Melvyn Bragg.

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Check out our amazing 360° panorama of the Brotherton Library Reading Room - zoom in and be wowed!
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Brotherton timeline

Read-up on our fascinating history which started all the way back in 1875.
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