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Bible Society material may not be borrowed.

Manuscript and archive material requested is taken to the Manuscripts Reading Room for consultation; printed books to 1899 are transferred to the Munby Rare Books Room; modern printed material (i.e. post-1899) is read in the Anderson Room when the Supervision Desk is open, and may not be taken out of that room. When the Desk is closed (i.e. after 17:00 and on Saturdays), items may be transferred to the Rare Books or Manuscripts Reading Rooms by prior arrangement.

Most Bible Society material may be consulted by anyone with a valid Cambridge University Library reader's ticket. However to consult manuscript and archive material readers must be in possession of a ticket which allows access to such material. Please see our Admission to the Manuscripts Reading Room page for full details.

Imaging Services

The Library offers a wide range of imaging services, depending on the nature of the material. For further information, please consult Bible Society staff.

Self-service photography

Readers may use their own cameras to take still photographs of material. If you wish to take your own photographs you must first speak to staff and read the information sheets on self-service photography and copyright provided. Photographs may be taken for non-commercial research or private study only.

Cameras and camera phones must be hand-held, and must be capable of being set to 'silent'. SLRs, tripods, 'mini-pods', hand-held scanners and flash photography are not permitted. Please note also that some collections are subject to restrictions and may not be photographed; staff will provide guidance on this. Please see our full guidelines for further information.

Opening hours


9:15-12:45, 14:00-17:30



Contact us

Bible Society's Library, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR
+44 (0) 1223 333075