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Cambridge University Library


Open Cambridge**This event is fully booked**

Join our librarians on this guided tour of the immense University Library to find out how we look after 8 million books (and counting!). You will go behind the scenes to where the Victorian and Edwardian collections are kept in the Tower, and into our closed rolling stacks housing our mid to late twentieth century books. 


Important information

  • 18s and over only
  • In the event of a fire evacuation or lift failure, access up or down the tower is via 200+ steps. Therefore, this tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users.
  • This tour may not be suitable for those uncomfortable in confined spaces
  • Bags and large coats must be left in our Locker Room off the Entrance Hall before the tour commences
  • Tour is not suitable for pushchairs or prams. The Library does not have the facility to store pushchairs, prams or large items of luggage.
  • No food or drink may be consumed at any point on the tour
  • The tower is a high-security area and the Library reserves the right to search tour visitors on exit.
Meet in Entrance Hall
Saturday, 14 September, 2019
10.00-11.30 and 14.00-15.30
Booking required