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Exhibitions Home

The Library mounts two major exhibitions each year in its Exhibition Centre. These are open to the general public and admission is free. To enquire about the exhibitions programme, email To be kept informed of forthcoming exhibitions and events please email and ask to be added to the exhibitions mailing list.

Current Exhibition:

The moving word: French medieval manuscripts in Cambridge

22 JANUARY - 17 APRIL 2014

Visit the new Exhibitions website at



The Library also mounts exhibitions on the main First Floor landing between the Anderson Room and the Map Room. These displays are generally accessible only to holders of Library reader's cards, although it can sometimes be arranged for visitors to view them by appointment (see the Admissions Department web pages for information on acquiring a reader's card, or contact For current information on these displays see:     

New: Online exhibitions

In addition to the websites for major exhibition centre displays, the Library is creating a new area of smaller-scale online exhibitions, and will be adding more content over the coming months. The first is an online exhibition to mark the anniversary of the death of Prince Henry in 1612.

There is also an online version of the exhibition on Almshouses in England, which was displayed in the North Front cases earlier in 2012, with images of selected items and the full text of the captions.

For information about other public events taking place around the University, visit the What's On web page.