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Cambridge University Library


Anyone with an enquiry about Special Collections items can engage the help of our expert curators who can schedule a phone or Zoom/Teams video call to discuss your questions. Most are working in the library at least part of each week. They may be able to check material on your behalf in order to answer specific questions. An overhead visualiser is available so that you can examine material directly online with the help of staff onsite. They may also be able to supply digital images. 


Please email the appropriate curators directly:

Archives & Modern Manuscripts (including University Archives):

Bible Society:


Japanese & Korean:



Near and Middle Eastern:

Rare Books & Early Manuscripts:

Royal Commonwealth Society:

South Asian, Tibetan and Southeast Asian:


This service is available to everyone. It was previously known as 'Ask a curator'.