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The Wren Library

History

The Wren Library is located at the grounds of the Trinity College, one of Cambridge’s wealthiest colleges. The building was designed by Christopher Wren in 1676 and completed in 1695. It is famous from its exceptional and incredibly valuable books stored,  for example the first ever copy of Isaac Newton’s text, the Principia Mathematica and two of the oldest folios of Shakespeare’s plays.

Interesting

There are no books on the ground floor of the library in order to resist flooding. The water has historically risen extremely high and many of the books are completely irreplaceable.