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Cambridge University Library is open for limited services from Monday-Friday. Online registration is now available. Book a visit to view material in the Main reading room or a Special Collections reading room. Please read more about our phased reopening of the UL and Faculty and Departmental Libraries.

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Our Registration office is closed for in-person appointments.

For Michaelmas term, renewals and new registrations can be requested online and will be processed remotely.

Renewals and new registrations will be reserved for those wishing to physically visit the University Library and use the collections via the book a visit service.

Please see our zero contact registration pages for more details.

Reader Registration opening hours




9:00-16:45 (Reader Registration may occasionally need to close 12:45-1400.  Please call ahead to check opening hours.)


9:00-13:00, 14:00-16:00

(NOTE: Readers are advised to call ahead to book an appointment before arriving. More information can be found at:

Contact us

+44 (0) 1223 333030