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Library Acquisitions

Books come into the library through donations and bequests, as review copies and through purchase. Follow this link for a list of our acquisitions between April and July this year.  

In 2017, 167 books and pamphlets were added to the library by exchange, purchase or donation and we express thanks to the following donors: John Almond bequest, Ian Bower, D Breeze, G Briggs bequest, D Henderson, Nick Hodgson, Les Jessop, Stafford Lindsey, NHSN, D Peel and the remainder of the Steve Speak bequest. A list of all the above books and the latest full list of SANT books will be found on the SANT web-site. Of special interest is the purchased bound volume of the first two parts of Volume I of Archaeologia Aeliana, the subject of an article by H Cleeve in the 2017 AA.  The library also purchased a copy of the 2nd edition of “The Roman Wall” by John Collingwood Bruce, with many additional notes by John Buchanan.

During the year we also received a bequest of over 1100 35mm slides from John Thornborrow and a large collection of maps from Stafford Lindsey. Our volunteer Eric Waites has now scanned over 2000 slides and these are recorded on data bases with the scans now available to view on the library laptop. The original slides are lodged in the SANT store at the Discovery Museum.

Many thanks to all those who give or bequeath books to us, and to the volunteers who help in the Library..

Buying new books

We welcome suggestions of books to purchase or receive by donation, but please first check our holdings in the catalogue to be sure we do not already have it. It is useful to give the full book title, author(s), publisher, date, ISBN and price. Send your suggestions direct to the our librarian. Book suggestions are considered at our regular library meetings. Our  budget is limited, and we need to be selective, but do our best to cater for members' interests.

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