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Library Reading Room open for quiet study

For centuries one of the chief sources of inspiration for library architects has been the main reading room, such as the Duke Humfrey’s Library at Oxford, which was used as the setting for Hogwarts Library in the Harry Potter films:

While we may not quite yet be able to be able to compete with the atmosphere of an Oxford library originally completed in 1480, Regent does have a beautiful reading room sure to enhance your concentration and sense of scholarly purpose:

The Regent’s Special Collections Reading Room is now open for quiet study 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunday through Thursday. Electronic devices may be used for long as they are set on silent. On your visit, be sure to take a look at some of the rare objects in the Reading Room display cases, such as the ancient Greek amphora, the oldest item in the Library: