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Cambridge University Library

Legal deposit tours of Cambridge University Library

How does Cambridge University Library process over a thousand books a week? Join members of our Legal Deposit team as they take you on a guided tour of the library. Learn more about how they process such vast numbers of new material, and visit some of the 200km of shelving that is home to over eight million books.

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Location: Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge.

Accessibility: Tours are suitable for wheelchairs users. Please let us know in advance if you require step-free access or have other access needs, by emailing This tour is not suitable for young children; we are unable to allow pushchairs or prams on the tours.

Registration: SOLD OUT. Booking is essential - tickets are free. Suitable for ages 14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Tuesday 21st March 2023