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Cambridge University Library


The West Room, located on the first floor, is reserved for readers of post-1899 unbound books and newspapers and post-1850 periodicals as well as certain other classes of modern though rare, fragile or valuable items.

The room contains:

  • Current issues of academic periodicals, arranged by subject, in pigeon-holes A-Z
  • The latter part of the main reference collection (class R850 - R952)
  • A selection of language dictionaries, an atlas and lost property (bay 30)
  • A small part of the Official Publication collection

Books and periodicals may not be removed from the West Room without permission.


Opening hours

Monday - Friday : 09.00-19.00 (21.45 in the Easter Full Term)
Saturday : 09.00-16.45

Contact us

Reference Department (West Room) 
Cambridge University Library
West Road 

+44 (0) 1223 333121