Cambridge University Library

Wireless networking

Where are the wireless hotspots in the UL?

Wireless networking is available in the University Library in the following areas:

  • Aoi Pavilion (East Asian Reading Room)
  • Anderson Room
  • Catalogue Hall
  • Commonwealth Room
  • Manuscripts Reading Room
  • Map Room
  • Munby Rare Books Reading Room
  • Milstein Seminar Rooms
  • North Courtyard (Floor 1)
  • North Wing (Floor 1, 3 & 5)
  • Reading Room
  • South Courtyard (Floor 1)
  • South Wing (Floor 3 & 5)
  • Tea Room
  • West Four
  • West Room

See the floorplan for locations.

Who can use the wireless network?

The wireless network available at the Library is the Lapwing wireless hot-spot facility run by the University Computing Service. The service is available to all current staff and students of the University of Cambridge, using a Raven password

If you are a visitor from a university, college or other institution supporting eduroam and have configured your laptop as instructed by your local computing or information service then it should automatically connect to our wireless network as soon as you open a browser. The advantages of eduroam are that you do not need to obtain a Lapwing wireless ticket from this library and access is available so long as you are affiliated with your home institution.

Other categories of Library user are welcome to use the wireless network.  For this they will require a 'Lapwing ticket', which is issued on request and valid for a limited duration.

How to get a wireless ticket?

If you would like access to be set up in advance, please e-mail lapwing@lib.cam.ac.uk, quoting your library barcode if you have one already. Our staff will contact you with details of your Lapwing ticket, which will be valid for up to 60 days from the date you first require access.

How do I use the wireless network?

The Computing Service provides instructions on how to connect to the wireless network.

Where can I get help?

This service is run, managed and supported by the University Computing Service. Help and information about who to contact in case of difficulty is available on the Lapwing Support site.