The Mitchell Library Reading Room will be closed to the public on Monday 29 April. To access collections and services on this day, please visit the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.

Jane Austen 200

It has been 200 years since Jane Austen died, and despite being penned over two centuries ago her works remain both in print and in style.

Join us for a series of events celebrating the life, work and times of this much-loved author Jane Austen.



Jane Austen’s Emma

Emma was first published in December 1815, in 3 volumes. 

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All about Austen online

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen from anywhere with eresources.

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How Austen became a household name

The editions that turned Jane Austen from 'little-known' to 'cult status' are...

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Jane Austen

One of the greatest English novelists, Jane Austen, was born on 16 December...

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