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Cambridge University Library is now open for ‘zero contact’ services from Monday-Friday. Please read more about our phased reopening of the UL and Faculty and Departmental Libraries.

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Hidden treasures of Cambridge Digital Library

Since its launch in 2011, Cambridge Digital Library (CDL) has had more than 20 million page views from over 2.2million users accessing its collections from every country on the globe.

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Reopening Cambridge University Libraries: Next Steps

Recovery road map for physical collections and services

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Read more at: Saving Turkey's Children

Saving Turkey's Children

Exiled by Hitler, Albert Eckstein turned his medical expertise to saving Turkey's poorest children from the curse of infant mortality.

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Read more at: Digital Mycenae: Explore the ancient Greek city of Mycenae in a newly released digital archive

Digital Mycenae: Explore the ancient Greek city of Mycenae in a newly released digital archive

Archives relating to the British excavations of one of the most celebrated and famous cities of the ancient world, Mycenae in Greece, have been digitised on the Cambridge Digital Library to celebrate the centenary of the British archaeological dig.

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Read more at: Bringing Cambridge University Libraries To You

Bringing Cambridge University Libraries To You

We are committed to getting the physical library spaces and services open again as soon as possible, but only when it is safe to do so.

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Frequently answered questions about reopening Cambridge University Libraries

What is the plan for reopening Cambridge University Libraries? We are committed to reopen physical services and spaces as soon as possible, providing it is safe to do so. There are four core principles at the heart of our recovery plan: The safety of library users and library staff is paramount. We will continue to expand...

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Read more at: Collecting COVID-19

Collecting COVID-19

Cambridge University Library appeals for help in building a collaborative history of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus FAQs

Cambridge University Library and all our Departmental and Faculty Libraries are closed until further notice - but we are open to users online We will update users about future developments via these pages, library websites, and social media accounts. Q. Are the Libraries' electronic resources still available for registered...

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Women at Cambridge: Women’s struggle for education

The impact of women at Cambridge is incalculable. In 1869, Girton College became the first women’s college at Cambridge, and the first in Britain, to offer residential higher education for women. But Cambridge University did not grant degrees to women until the late 1940s, the last British University to do so. In this...

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One Million and Counting

Ely's 'Cathedral of books' hits landmark figure.

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