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Cambridge University Library is now open for limited services from Monday-Friday. Book a visit to view non-borrowable material in the Main reading room or a Special Collections reading room. Please read more about our phased reopening of the UL and Faculty and Departmental Libraries.

Cambridge University Library

 

The main University Library is home to over 8 million books, journals and other items. It has one of the largest collections on open shelves in Europe. With over two million volumes housed on open shelves, you can benefit from immediate access and unparalleled opportunities for browsing. Uniquely for a legal deposit library, much of our collection may be borrowed by University members.  

The Library also has rich Special Collections, and specialist language collections.  We showcase many items from our collections in regular exhibitions, many of which are open to the public.