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Behind the façade: innovation and tradition in Cosin’s Library

September 15, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Door into Cosin's Library, a very early public library in Northeast England

Did you know that Cosin’s Library is possibly the earliest public library in the North-East? Or that Cosin’s library design was quite revolutionary for seventeenth-century England?

We are opening Cosin’s Library after hours for one evening only. Join Danielle Westerhof, our Rare Books Curator, for one of four 10-minute introductory talks. You will learn why Cosin built his library and why it is such a curious mixture of innovation and tradition. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to have a look around the library and to ask any questions you may have about Cosin, his building, or his books.

To book your tickets, sign up via Eventbrite.

This event is part of the World Heritage Celebrations at Palace Green Library. For more information about other events, visit our website.


Cosin’s Library
Palace Green
Durham, DH1 3RN United Kingdom
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