Bodleian Library collection moving to larger quarters

Oxford University's Bodleian Library, famous for its medieval holdings, will be moving the bulk of its collections to a new storage facility in South Marston, England.

Six million books and over one million maps will be moved to the new facility in the next year. Most of the historic volumes will remain in Oxford.

Like the Library of Congress in the United States, the Bodleian Library receives a copy of everything published in the United Kingdom. This has led to storage challenges. Part of the collection has been housed in a salt mine.