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Given in Good Faith : celebrating the unique collections of New College Library

This spring we are celebrating New College Library’s historic library collections in an exhibition, ‘Given in Good Faith’ which uses some of the Library’s treasures to explore themes of church history, worship, science and scripture.

From its earliest beginnings in 1843, New College Library was not only a working theological library but also a rare book and manuscript library, and the collections grew to incorporate the former University of Edinburgh Theological Library and the General Assembly Library. Items on display will include a first edition of the works of Calvin, a Bible said to be owned by Andrew Melville and an illuminated Hebrew manuscript.

The exhibition recognises the contribution of New College alumni Dr Robert Funk, whose gifts over the last ten years have allowed us to secure, develop and discover these collections for new generations of students and scholars.  It runs 5 April-29 July, at the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ.