Cambridge University Library


I remember wonderful days spent in the University Library … working, thinking, and sometimes just gazing at the beautiful ceiling in the Reading Room.

Baroness Neuberger, DBE

Reading is the act which brings books to life, and a library is as much a place for people as it is a place for books.

Cambridge University Library provides people with some fine rooms in which to read and to think, each with its own distinctive sense of place and purpose.

in the reading roomSeveral reading rooms have recently been refurbished, complementing the gracious original spaces designed by Giles Gilbert Scott. It is vital that this process of growth and renewal continues. The proliferation of new printed materials shows no sign of abating. New ways of working are emerging to exploit the benefits of new technologies, with implications for physical space. The University Library is growing – in importance as well as in its holdings – and this affords some singularly unusual opportunities for visionary philanthropic support.

Funding opportunities 

In recognition of the generosity of significant benefactions to support the very fabric of the Library, the following naming opportunities exist.

To find out more and to see for yourself why a Sunday Telegraph columnist described the University Library as “one of the most wonderful places I know”, please contact us.

in the rare books reading room in the reading room