University Library of Leuven

The Story of a Phoenix

By Jan van Impe
December 2006
Leuven University Press
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9789058675576                                                       
90 pages, 4 1/2 x 8 5/8"
$29.50 Paper Original

Part I: From August 1914 to May 1968
The sacking of Louvain
Leuven burns
International indignation
International aid
            The new University Library: A Gift from the American People
            The fire of May 1940
            The schism after 1968
Part II: The old University Library 1636-1914
Part III: Guided Tour
            Blijde-Inkomststraat side
            Arendstraat side
            Bell Tower
            Ground floor
            Grand staircase and first floor Hall
            Main Reading Room
            Grand Staircase and second floor Hall
Concise bibliography
Appendix: List of commemorative plaques, commemorative stones and inscriptions on the walls and pilasters of the University Library

Library Science

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