The University Library holds many thousands of early children’s books amongst its copyright holdings. Most of its nineteenth-century children’s books are in remarkably good condition having been considered ‘secondary’ when they first arrived.
All pre-1919 books should be searchable via the iDiscover catalogue. If you can’t find a book, ask staff for help as there are also card catalogues of many collections.
Most of these early books are fetched to the Rare Books department and the online record will give you the details; a few more post-1900 titles may be fetched to the West Room.