Because of its acquisition of the Bolton Library, the University of Limerick has become a member of the prestigious Cathedral Archives, Libraries and Collections Association, with library staff attending the annual conference this summer. This is an association of cathedrals or chapters in the UK and Ireland that holds libraries, archives and/or object collections. The association aims to advance education by the promotion, preservation and protection of cathedral libraries, archives and collections in the United Kingdom and Ireland and to provide appropriate access thereto. Members include the cathedrals of Oxford Christ Church, St Andrews, Exeter, Gloucester and Lambeth Palace Library, among many others.
The Bolton Library is an exceptional collection of early printed books, manuscripts and incunabula of rare academic and bibliographic importance. Enquiries about the Bolton Library should be directed to Mr. Ken Bergin, Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Limerick.
The image is of The smallest book in Europe. The book has a black cover with a sliver cross on it and 24 pages on which is written the Lord’s Prayer in German.