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Main UL

  • Monday to Friday

    9am to 7pm 

    The Entrance Hall, Locker Room and Car Park remain open until 7:15pm.

  • Monday to Friday in Full Easter Term

    9am to 10pm

  • Saturday

    9am to 4:45pm

  • Sunday

    Closed

Reader Registration

Open access bookstacks (North and South Fronts and Wings)

  • Monday to Friday

    9am to 6:45pm

    Readers should present any material to borrow by 6:45pm at the Reader Services Desk in the Entrance Hall to allow staff to complete closing procedures.

  • Saturday

    9am to 4:30pm

    Readers should present any material to borrow by 4:45pm.

Anderson Room and East Asian Reading Room

  • Monday to Thursday

    9am to 6:50pm (staffed 9am to 5:10pm)

  • Friday

    9am to 6:50pm (staffed 9am to 16:50pm)

  • Saturday

    9am to 4:30pm (not staffed)

    No fetching or transfers 12.30pm to 2pm, after 4:45pm (4:30pm Friday), and all day Saturday. Readers wishing to consult non-borrowable items on Saturdays, please order by 3pm on Friday, for transfer to the Manuscripts Reading Room for consultation.

Bible Society's Library

  • Monday to Friday

    Book an appointment:

    Bible Society's Library, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR

    Email: bslib@lib.cam.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0) 1223 333075

  • Saturday

    Closed

Exhibition Centre

  • Monday to Friday

    9am to 6:30pm

  • Saturday

    9am to 4:30pm

Main Reading Room

  • Monday to Friday

    9am to 7pm

  • Saturday

    9am to 4:45pm

Manuscripts Reading Room

  • Monday to Friday

    9am to 6:50pm

    No fetching between 12:30pm and 2pm

  • Saturday

    9am to 4:30pm

    Fetching stops at 4pm

Map Room

  • Monday to Thursday

    9am to 12:45pm and 2pm to 5:10pm

  • Friday

    9am to 12:45pm and 2pm to 4:50pm

  • Saturday

    Closed

Munby Rare Books Reading Room

  • Monday to Friday

    9:30am to 6:50pm

  • Saturday

    9:30am to 4:30pm

    * Rare Books material can be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Fetching stops at 4pm.

South Wing 3 Study Hub

  • Saturday

    9am to 4:30pm

  • Monday to Friday

    9am to 6:30pm

Tea Room

  • Monday to Friday

    9am to 6:30pm

    Open until 7pm during full Easter Term. 

     

    We know the UL Tea Room is an important place to meet friends and take a break from your work.  

    We’re really sorry that we aren’t able to provide catering on site at the moment. The pandemic has put great pressure on the hospitality sector, and the UL is currently without a catering contractor.  

    We are working on short-term solutions to provide some catering provision as soon as possible, and are also working hard towards resuming a full offering. 

    In the meantime, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks to the Tea Room, to use the vending machine to get cold drinks and snacks, and to continue to use the space to socialise or work.  

    Food can be consumed only in the Tea Room and in the Library Courtyards; please make sure that food and drinks are covered to prevent spillages if you are carrying them through the library to these areas.  

    You are welcome to bring bottled water only in the Reading Room, No food or drinks - including bottled water – can be taken into the Special Collections Reading Room. Lidded drinks can be taken anywhere else in the Library.  

    Where to buy food nearby 

    VG Coffee is available outside the UL for drinks and cakes Monday-Friday.  

    You can buy refreshments on the Sidgwick Site at The Buttery, and the ARC café 8:30am  to 3pm. The Cafés at Newnham, Robinson and Selwyn Colleges are again open to those outside the Colleges. 

    If you fancy a lunchtime walk, West Café and the foodPark are available on the West Cambridge site, and the city centre is no more than 15 minutes away on foot.   

     

    We will update you as the situation changes.  

     

     

  • Saturday

    9am to 4:20pm

     

    We know the UL Tea Room is an important place to meet friends and take a break from your work.  

    We’re really sorry that we aren’t able to provide catering on site at the moment. The pandemic has put great pressure on the hospitality sector, and the UL is currently without a catering contractor.  

    We are working on short-term solutions to provide some catering provision as soon as possible, and are also working hard towards resuming a full offering. 

    In the meantime, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks to the Tea Room, to use the vending machine to get cold drinks and snacks, and to continue to use the space to socialise or work.  

    Food can be consumed only in the Tea Room and in the Library Courtyards; please make sure that food and drinks are covered to prevent spillages if you are carrying them through the library to these areas. 

     

    We will update you as the situation changes.  

     

Holiday closures

Easter 2023

  • Closed 7 April to 11 April 2023

August Bank Holiday 2023

  • Closed: 28 August 2023

Christmas and New Year 2022-23

  • Closed 24 December 2022 to 2 January 2023 inclusive. Re-opens 9am on 3 January 2023.