Cambridge 2000: university: West Road: University Library
This resembles a crematorium or a power station.
(Scott also was the architect for the Bankside Power Station in London,
now converted to be the Tate Modern art gallery.)
known in the university community simply by its acronym,
the UL. This library is mainly for research
as each college has a library for the use of undergraduates.
1977 the main catalogues were available only on
paper contained in dozens of large
(approximately A2 sized) binders, each about 4 cm thick
and very heavy to lift.
It is a British copyright library, so has the right to a
free copy of every book published in Britain, but is not
particularly well endowed with non-British books.
People have no automatic right to use the
library unless they have a Cambridge degree or job, or for quaint
reasons, an Oxford degree, others have to pay to get in.
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