In 1943 c.600 volumes, including the rare books from the library of Raymond Wilson Chambers (1874-1942), successively College Librarian and Professor of English, were given by his sister. They are mostly English language and literature, with some Scandinavian and other languages. Many are annotated by Chambers. There are some twenty editions of works by Sir Thomas More and proof copies of Chambers's biography of More. Chambers's papers are among the manuscript collections.