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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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Library Lowdown Video Guides

Are you using the University Library for the first time this term?  We can help you maximise your revision time.  Our bite-size video guides introduce essential tips for using the UL.


Get Started

When are we open?  What should you bring? 


Finding a book on the shelves

How are the books organised? How do you interpret classmarks and navigate the Library?


Ordering a book to the Reading Room

How do you place a request through Librarysearch for a book to be fetched for you?


Borrowing books

How do you borrow, return, renew and recall books?