Two postcards dating from 1909, both showing very slightly different views of St John's College library at the University of Cambridge.
The library was built in the early 17th century, about 100 years after the college itself opened. So this then became the new Library, the original one having been inside the college, on the first floor. By the time postcards were made, the "New" had been dropped and it was just the library.
The building is 110 feet long and 30 feet wide. There are 44 bookcases at right angles to the wall, 22 taller ones and 20 smaller with sloping desk surfaces on top.
As you can see from the following picture taken, I think, in 2007, little has changed apart from the name. It is now the Old Library. There is a more detailed history of the library on the college website.
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