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The great chess collection

Librarian Jan McDonald reveals some of the Library's chess treasures and the fascinating stories they tell.

The Library has one of the world's most extensive chess collections, with over 12,000 books, magazines, pamphlets and tournament reports.

This talk is part of the Collection Reflections series.