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Cambridge University Library


If you are a Visiting Scholar or a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge, we can register you with the University Library remotely so you can begin to use library services.

There are two ways we can register you.

1) If you have been given a blue University card we can activate this for library services.

Please send us an email to with the following:

  • a 5.4 form, completed and signed by your line manager/head of department, or your appointment letter.
  • your five character code on the back of your University card (begins with a V).


2) If you will not be getting a University card (your Cambridge department will be able to confirm) we can issue you a separate University Library card.

Please complete an online application form 

You will be contacted within 48 hours with details of how to collect your card. Please bring photo ID with you when you collect your card.