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Cambridge University Library


Published 22 April 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.

Like us, you’ll appreciate that it’s not easy for everyone to return books at the moment – please use the recall option thoughtfully.

If a book on your account is recalled, we ask you to do your best to return it to the relevant library. If you can’t return the book in person, it may be helpful to know that you can now book a free collection from home with Royal Mail if you purchase postage with their Click & Drop service.

If you are worried about returning a book on your account that has been recalled, please contact the library you borrowed it from. This term, as in previous terms during the pandemic, you won’t be charged fines on any book that you have borrowed.

Find all the details you need about loans, recalls and returns in our Borrowing LibGuide.