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Access online and zero-contact services across our libraries. Limited in-person services are available at the UL and in some Faculty and Department libraries. Visit Using the Library for information on services and support to help you study, teach and research.

Cambridge University Library


Remote renewals and new registrations are currently available for all users wishing to book to consult material in the reading rooms or use our Browse, Borrow & Read service.

All users may also book a study seat in the main Reading Room - please note this is to book a seat only; you won't be able to order material on the day - material booking needs to be made in advance through this form.

We regret that registrations and renewals are currently reserved for those wishing to use these in-person services. If you would not like to book to visit the Library for now, please submit your application when we resume access to the full range of library services, which will be as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. 

Registration for visiting scholars at Cambridge University can be completed remotely. Please see our zero contact registration pages for more details.

In order to maintain resilient services that support current students and researchers at the University during this very restrictive time, it has been necessary to limit the availability of some services. We know how frustrating it is for our many readers who are not yet able to access the full range of library services. Find further details of our planning in our recovery roadmap.  


Our Registration office is closed for in-person appointments and all registrations will be completed remotely.


Whilst we normally welcome visitors accompanied by library members into the library, our current arrangements sadly don’t allow for this.