Consistency revisited

I think I’ve mentioned before that you can’t borrow books from the Bodleian library but have to read them there or copy all the books you want to read (although copyright law prohibits you to do that). On the other hand, the Bodleian’s supposed to have every book published in Britain. (I wonder sometimes, why it is then, that they don’t have certain books I urgently need…)

However, even if they do check your bags for books you’d want to smuggle out of the Bodleian, it would  actually be easy to do it. But of course we all respect that ancient library’s code of conduct.

While it is understandable that normal people like myself can’t check out any books, I was surprised to hear that even King Charles I, when he wanted to take a book out of the Bodleian was hindered to do so by some anonymous brave librarian.

Again – we do respect that kind of consistency…

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Charles I vs. (well maybe it was her…)


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