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ARLG London and South East visit to UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies Library
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When: 25/01/2018
Where: UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies Library
16 Taviton Street, WC1H 0BW
London, London  WC1H 0BW
United Kingdom
Contact: David Lass

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The entrance to the Library is on the ground floor of the building so visitors can make themselves known there. There are 4 stations within 10 minutes walk: Euston, Euston Square, Warren Street and Russell Square are the nearest.

The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) was founded in 1915 as part of King’s College London, with a remit to study the emerging countries of the Russian Empire and the Habsburg Empire. Over the hundred years since, it has expanded enormously in size and scope, and now almost 1000 students study all aspects of the humanities and social sciences relating to Europe from Germany to the Russian Far East, and from the Baltic to the Balkans. The Library’s collections reflect the unique breadth and depth of the School’s interests, and it is now the largest university library collection on the region in the UK, remaining unique in the number of countries and languages that it covers. Beside the print collections the Library’s holdings include extensive collections of films, newspapers, and archives relating to the region. The library currently has around 370,000 volumes of books & journals, with 200 archive collections Some rare books, maps and archives from the collection have been digitised and are available via Europeana, and the Library is also active on twitter (, which it uses to disseminate information about primary sources on current events in the region.

The tour of the Library will be conducted jointly by Gillian Long, the User Services Librarian, and Genny Grim, the Cataloguing Team Leader, who will talk about the history of the collections and recent digital developments. Rare books and archives will be on display and staff will be available to answer questions on any aspects of the Library’s work.

The visit is free and has a maximum of 10 people.

Please contact David Lass by January 15th to book a place

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