The Slavonic Collections at Cambridge University Library exist to support the curriculum and research needs of the university in the humanities and the social sciences.
The research collections aim to include monographs and serials (both in paper and/or microform), electronic resources, audiovisual materials (when issued with print material), maps and atlases, and some older material for historical research. Although the emphasis on the acquisition of print material is still significant, several types of materials (mostly journals, indexes, and databases) are increasingly being acquired in electronic format.
The collection is estimated at over 140,000 items. The largest language representation is Russian, with over 80,000 items in Russian, with Polish the second largest at over 20,000.