Other libraries in Cambridge

There is plenty of information about other Cambridge libraries at the Cambridge Libraries homepage. Details and contacts for all the libraries associated with the University are to be found in the Cambridge Libraries Directory.

All University members may use their own college library and most faculty/departmental libraries, as well as the University Library (UL). Use iDiscover to locate material.

Students should contact the Librarian in the first instance if they wish to use another library. Most will be willing to allow members of other colleges or faculties to consult works under supervision.

Cambridge University Library

The University Library provides access to a vast array of resources. It is a legal deposit library, meaning that it is entitled to claim a copy of every publication in printed form published in the UK and Ireland. It also holds extensive collections of overseas books, journalsmaps, photographs and music and has extensive special collections of rare booksmanuscripts, and other materials. It also subscribes, and provides access, to a vast array of electronic resources for all members of the University, although users may need a Raven password to access these, particularly if they are connecting from machines outside of Cambridge.