Cambridge University Library

Borrowing books

The University Library lends different numbers of books to different categories of reader. Items may be renewed three times, either online or in person.

Some categories of reader may use the Library for reference only and may not borrow books.

University Officers 20 books for 8 weeks
Fellows 20 books for 8 weeks
Other Cambridge MAs etc 20 books for 8 weeks
Non-Resident BA-Cambridge (includes Cert. & Diploma holders) Reading only - No borrowing rights
Graduate Students-Cambridge (studying for Ph.D., M.Phil etc. & Certificates & Diplomas) 20 books for 8 weeks
Ordinands at Cambridge Theology Colleges 10 books for 2 weeks
Affiliated Students-Cambridge B.Ed Students-Cambridge 10 books for 2 weeks
Undergraduates - Cambridge 10 books for 2 weeks
Cambridge University Staff (including Assistant and Research staff) 20 books for 8 weeks
Visiting Scholars 20 books for 8 weeks
All other library users Reading only - No borrowing rights