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20 Jul 2021

Updated 20 July 2021: We have further updated our plans for summer services. Please visit Summer at Cambridge...

9 Jul 2021

First published 30 June; updated 09 July

When access to our physical collections was limited due to restrictions made necessary by the pandemic, HathiTrust, in response to the COVID-19 emergency, created an...

11 May 2021

All registered library users can now book to consult Special Collections at the University Library. 

We are proud to have a wide community of readers at the University Libraries, from writers to independent scholars. We're...

26 Apr 2021

In Easter term, there are increased opportunities to book a study space, book to consult material, and borrow items at the University Library.

Current University of Cambridge students can book a study space...

22 Apr 2021

At the moment, current students and staff at the University of Cambridge can borrow items.

We are reactivating the recall system from 27 April 2021, to give you the option to request books that are on loan. This will give you more opportunity to access the materials you need.

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22 Apr 2021

As we once more welcome current staff and students to book to visit the University Library in Easter term, we are happy to reopen booking to consult non-borrowable modern material  in the Main Reading Room.

‘Non-borrowable...

20 Apr 2021

Are you missing those occasions when you happen upon a great book whilst scanning the open stacks? We're really happy to let you know that our Browse and Borrow service enables any current staff member or...

1 Apr 2021

CUL has recently become a member of HathiTrust, a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries, which preserves over 17 million digitised items. Through our membership of HathiTrust, our libraries are able to subscribe to HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS...

2 Mar 2021

University of Cambridge students can book to consult Special Collections and electronic legal deposit material at the University Library.

The service is available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge who need to access special collections and...

24 Feb 2021

Students at the University of Cambridge can book an appointment to visit the University Library and the Seeley Library.

 

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Students can book study space in the Main Reading Room at the University Library on weekdays, 10:00-12:30.

These...

21 Jan 2021

A new set of electronic resources is available for 2021 thanks to funding from the University of Cambridge to support continued teaching and learning throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

We have added the resources to our vast ...

21 Sep 2020

Information for Cambridge students about University and Faculty and Departmental Library Services in Michaelmas term 2020 

Posted on 21 September 2020 on behalf of Jessica Gardner (University Librarian and Director of Library Services) and the Cambridge University Libraries Gold and...