Books in the Senior Library

Lincoln Unlocked

Archives, Books, and Collections

Lincoln Unlocked is a teaching and research centre established to support and encourage the study of historic collections. Drawing on Lincoln’s own resources and expertise, our aim is to foster research into personal and institutional collections using innovative interdisciplinary approaches.

The Senior Library

At the heart of College life for almost 600 years, our historic library reveals the intellectual passions of generations of Lincoln members.

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The Archive

Predating the College's foundation in 1427 by almost three centuries, the archives chronicle the people and places that have helped shape Lincoln.

Lincoln Unlcocked Archive

Online Exhibitions

Discover the Lincoln collections through our series of online exhibitions.

Open copy of the 1634 King James Bible, indexed with tabs and interleaved so he could make annotations in Hebrew, Latin and Greek.

Events and Blog

Discover the latest Lincoln Unlocked events and read about the activities of the Senior Library and Archive on our blog.

Events and Blog
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Find out how items in our historic collections have been treated in the conservation studio.

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Where next?

  • Learn about the College's history with our interactive timelineRead more
  • Discover the Library and resources for studentsRead more
  • Explore the Library in our 360° virtual tourRead more