Welcome to the University Library
The University Library (known as the UL) offers you the chance to explore a world of knowledge. Home to over 8 million books and journals, the Library provides a unique space to study or meet up with friends.
A programme of introductory tours runs throughout Michaelmas Term, but you’re also very welcome to just come along and explore. Please bring your University ID Card with you: it’s all you need to start using the Library.
In addition to the main site off West Road (that’s the one with the impressive tower) the UL is completed by four libraries that contain subject-focused collections in separate locations. These are the Medical Library, the Squire Law Library, the Central Science Library, and the Betty and Gordon Moore Library (which covers the subject areas of mathematics, physics, engineering and computer science). Confused? Don’t panic! Most of the hints and tips on this section of the website apply to the UL building on West Road. But if you’d like more info about any of the other UL sites, just click on the links above.
Although the biggest, the UL is just one of over a hundred libraries in Cambridge University! You can find details of every library (and much more) on the Libraries Gateway, or watch the video to find out more ...