Cambridge University Library

Privacy statement

The purpose of this statement is to inform users of this website what information is collected about them and how the data will be processed and used.

This policy relates to personal data, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998.

Cambridge University Library uses electronic forms on its website to gather personal information for purposes directly related to a service, function or activity of the Library. Completion of and submission of any form on this website is entirely at the discretion of the website user.

Personal information submitted via various forms within the lib.cam.ac.uk domain is used for the following purposes (as appropriate):

  • to administer, support, improve and obtain feedback on its services
  • to assess what Cambridge University Library products and services may be of interest to you and to personalise our service
  • to identify requestors of the new library resources
  • to help the continued improvement of Library's service to the user community

Cambridge University Library will not disclose, sell, trade or rent your personal information to third parties without your permission.

The University of Cambridge follows the relevant legal requirements and takes all reasonable precautions to safeguard personal information.

Cookie statement

A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies or be informed whenever a website wishes to use cookies so that you may choose whether or not to accept it. However, if you choose not to accept cookies you will be unable to access parts of our website.

Raven - Whilst using our site you may also encounter a cookie which allows Raven authentication to occur for restricted pages. Raven is the University of Cambridge's central web authentication service. This cookie expires at the end of your web browser session.

Google Analytics - We use Google Analytics to collect useful information about how visitors use our website. Google Analytics sets cookies on a visitor’s computer to achieve this. All data collected by this method is anonymous, and a visitor’s IP address is not reported to Google. All Google Analytics cookies start with 'utm'.

This data will be used only by ourselves.