Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Maughan Library, Strand Campus
The Maughan Library has 1.3 million items, 750,000 of which have been cataloged using Library of Congress classification. The library serves 11,000 students on Strand Campus, 20,000 in total. Formerly a public record house, the library has antique zinc shelves, though recently they have installed new computer labs for the students called PAWS or Public Access Work Stations. However, the library does have some rare materials as well, including Florence Nightingale's journal and a collection of surgical documents from the 15th century to present day that is free to access.