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Cambridge University Library


For all general enquires, please contact us on 01223 333000. A number of useful contact addresses are in the Departmental contact details page.

Cambridge University Library

West Road




Tel: +44 (0) 1223 333000

Fax: +44 (0) 1223 333160


For media and press enquiries only, please email 


How to find us

Travelling to the UL by bike

Planning your route to the UL can be done via Cyclestreets ( and there is plenty of space to securely lock a bike outside the UL. 

Travelling to the UL by road

From Monday 12 October 2020, parking will be available on site, however it will be operated on a first come, first served basis. The UL car park opening hours will be as follows:

Mon - Fri: 09:00 – 19:00 

Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00

Any cars still in the car park when it is closed will need to be retrieved the next working day.

Parking is also available on Queen’s and West road, and is operated on a parking meter system. (

Travelling by train to Cambridge/ Travelling to the UL from Cambridge railway station

There are frequent trains running between Cambridge railway station and London King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations, and from the Midlands via Birmingham. Current train timetables can be found at the National Rail enquires website here:

Taxis can be hired outside Cambridge railway station.

Bikes can be rented at numerous city centre bike hire shops. The tourist information office can assist. See

Travelling to the UL by bus / coach

The UL can be found on the ‘Universal’ bus route (operated by Whippet'), and via the park and ride service.

Travelling to Cambridge from UK airports

There are a limited number of European flights from Cambridge Airport (01223 373 737).

The University Library is accessible by bus, coach and train from all major UK airports, the closest of which is Stansted.