Thursday, 23 May 2013

Payment Changes

Owing to the costs of processing debit/credit cards payments the library is now unable to accept these payments for amounts of less than £10.00.

We suggest that regular users of our postal loan and photocopying service make a payment of £10.00 regardless of the initial amount thereby putting themselves in credit with us. Many users already use the system for convenience anyway- if this seems undesirable you are able to wait until you have built up a debt of £10.00 and we can bill you for several transactions at once.

Of course cheques and cash payment are still welcome although cash is posted at the reader’s risk.

As some readers will be aware all money paid to the library is now payable to 'The Roman Society- Joint Library'.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and do let us know if you have further questions.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Lectores salvete libenter dona ferentes

This week the library is incredibly grateful to Dennis Blandford for his generous gift of an early edition of Virgil’s extant works:

The book was printed in Basel in 1613 and has been rebound probably in the early 19th century. Mr. Blandford purchased it in Bristol during the Blitz and it has miraculously remained in excellent condition.

Although the text does feature some annotation we would like to remind readers that it remains unacceptable in the library

This is the library’s earliest edition of Virgil so far, and we cannot extend our thanks enough!

For more information see the library catalogue.