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Cambridge University Library


Part of The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge programme hosted by Cambridge University Libraries.

Join our Deputy Keeper of Rare Books, Dr Emily Dourish, for this behind-the-scenes visit to the University Library's tower. Look at a selection of books by female authors and for female audiences published over the last 200 years.

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
  • 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.

Free event, exclusive for members of the Friends of Cambridge University Library.

To book a place, please email Jenny Broadway, Friends Coordinator, via

Meet in Entrance Hall
Wednesday, 13 November, 2019
Booking required