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Cambridge University Library

 

Our services  at a glance   

Get the access you need to resources and support, wherever you are working or studying.

You no longer need to book an advance appointment to consult Special Collections. The Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Rooms and the Map Room are open on a drop-in basis.






 

New to the University Library?

Check what you need to do in order to access library services on our library membership pages.


Library users other than current University of Cambridge staff and students   

We are proud to have a large active community of readers who rely on the University Libraries, from writers to independent scholars. All registered library users can visit the University Library to consult material and study, and to borrow if your membership permits this.

If you aren’t able to visit the Library in person, you can continue to access the Cambridge Digital Library and Apollo, the University's Repository for research outputs from the University. You can also use the Virtual Reading Room for Special Collections enquiries, and many of our LibGuides. In addition, alumni of the University can access a suite of e-resources.


It is sometimes necessary to make changes to our services at short notice. Any changes we make to library services are be announced here and through our Twitter account, @theUL.