Peter Fox (librarian)

Peter Kendrew Fox (born 23 March 1949) is a British professional librarian. After eight years service in Cambridge University Library he moved to Dublin as deputy librarian of Trinity College in 1979; in 1984 he became College Librarian and Archivist.[1] He became Librarian of the Cambridge University Library in 1994, a position he held for 15 years until his retirement in 2009.[2][3] [4] He has served on many public bodies concerned with libraries and archives.[5] He was educated at King's College London (BA, 1971); the University of Sheffield (MA, 1973); Selwyn College, Cambridge (MA, 1976) and MA Dublin, 1984.

Personal life

He married Isobel McConnell in 1983 and they have two daughters.[6]


  • 1973: Reader Instruction Methods in Academic Libraries. Cambridge: University Library
  • 1986: Treasures of the Library: Trinity College Dublin. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy ISBN 978-0-901714-45-9
  • 1998: Cambridge University Library: the Great Collections. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ISBN 0-521-62636-6 (editor)
  • 2000: "The Librarians of Trinity College", in: Vincent Kinane, Anne Walshe, eds., Essays on the History of Trinity College Library, Dublin. Dublin: Four Courts Press ISBN 1-85182-467-7
  • 2014: Trinity College Library Dublin: A History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ISBN 978-1107011205


  1. ^ Who's Who; 2008
  2. ^ Paton, Graeme (26 January 2009). "Cambridge University appoints first female librarian". Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Newsletter - Cambridge University Library; no 1". Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Newsletter - Cambridge University Library". Cambridge University Library. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
  5. ^ Who's Who; 2008
  6. ^ Who's Who; 2008

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