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13.06.12 | Bookseller Staff
Oxford University's Bodleian Library is considering lending books to students for the first time in its 410-year history, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
The changes are being discussed as the History Faculty Library moves into the reference library this summer, with a consultation process over the issue anticipated to begin next year.
Opened in 1602, library users must currently sign a pledge undertaking not to remove any books.
In the Telegraph article, a Bodleian Library spokesman confirmed they were "encouraging debate" on the existing policies, saying they will be "consulting with the University over the existing arrangements for lending and are encouraging debate and discussion on this issue, as part of their normal review of policies".