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29 Sep 2022

Do you have what it takes to beat the University Library? 


Discover a self-led Library induction with a difference - assemble a team of up to 6 players to take on the challenge!

Solve a series of puzzles which will lead you all over the UL. Have fun, learn how to use the...

12 Sep 2022

From 06 September, fines on standard loan items and recalled items will no longer apply for current members of the University at the University Library and in Faculty and Department Libraries.

Please be aware that this policy applies to the University Library (UL) and Faculty and...

18 Aug 2022

We have introduced new arrangements for consulting printed items from the modern collections that aren’t suitable for borrowing.

If you request non-borrowable modern material, it may now be available for consultation in new locations...

15 Aug 2022

The great majority of Rare Books material can now be requested online through the iDiscover interface.

If you are a registered member of the Library, this services enables you to request items in advance of your visit, from your home or workplace. 


21 Jun 2022

Arrangements for accessing material stored in the Aoi Pavilion basement have changed this year. 

It is no...

8 Jun 2022

We're delighted that it is once more possible for us to welcome readers to use Special Collections without the need for a pre-booked appointment.

From Thursday 9 June, it is no longer necessary for readers to 'book a visit' in advance to consult Special Collections material.


7 Jun 2022

Although the UK government has lifted all remaining COVID-19 restrictions, the University of Cambridge asks for ongoing consideration for those who remain at increased risk from catching any communicable disease...

30 Sep 2021

Edited 29 September 2022

We know the UL Tea Room is an important place to meet friends and take a break from your work.

We’re really sorry that we aren’t able to provide catering on site at the moment. The pandemic has...