Cambridge University Library

Supporting the Library

The most accessible collection of literary treasure on this side of the Atlantic.

John Naughton, The Observer

Cambridge has the privilege – and the responsibility – of being home to one of the world’s greatest libraries.

In the vanguard of new developments in scholarship, Cambridge University Library has been amassing extraordinary collections for centuries, through both legal deposit and generous benefaction. The history of Cambridge University Library is synonymous with A history of enlightened support.

student using ULToday, Cambridge University Library is one of the world’s most important repositories of the recorded word – in media ranging from 3000-year-old bone to the latest digital resources. Thanks to its open-stack system it offers unrivalled access to its vast collections. As a research and teaching library, it sits at the heart of academic life at Cambridge. As a resource of international importance, it supports scholarship on a global scale.

Major opportunities exist to develop the Library’s Collections, its Places, its People, its many innovative and exciting projects and to facilitate its evolution into a combined print and digital library.

Support for Cambridge University Library today will have an enduring impact, and will resonate far beyond the boundaries of academe.

A unique commemorative naming opportunity
Harvard has the Widener,  Yale has the Sterling, Manchester has the John Rylands, Oxford has the Bodleian. Cambridge has a unique opportunity to name an iconic institution … [more…]