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Selwyn Library


Welcome to Selwyn's Bartlam Library. Below you will find information about using the library and finding and borrowing books and other library resources.

Library staff are working in the library and from home. If you have an enquiry, please email and we will get back to you as soon as we are able.

If you are new to Selwyn, have a look at our guide to getting started using Selwyn Library. You may also find the library essentials guide from Cambridge University Libraries useful as an introduction to Cambridge library spaces, services, and systems.

Check the University Library website for the current status of other Cambridge libraries.

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View loans, requests, and more in your library account
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IT information about printing setup and costs
How and where to find the resources you need for your studies
Find information on using the library and its facilities
Disability support available in Selwyn Library and other Cambridge libraries
Find subject-specific help and more in these Cambridge University Libraries guides
Opening hours
Term: 07:00-02:00

Long Vacation 2021: 08:00-22.00

Open to all members of Selwyn

Visitors by appointment
Up to 20 items

Undergraduates: 1 week
Graduates, Fellows, staff: 4 weeks

All items will automatically renew unless requested by another library user

Full borrowing information here
College Librarian:
Sonya Adams

Assistant Librarian:
Michael Wilson (p/t)

Library Assistant:
Katie Turner (p/t)

College Archivist:
Elizabeth Stratton (p/t)
Image of the Bartlam Library and Ann's Court with the building reflected in a puddle (by and copyright Sir Cam)
Image of front door to Bartlam Library, with name plaque and some named bricks (by and copyright Sir Cam)
Image of Donald Welbourn Reading Room on the second floor of the Bartlam Library (by and copyright Sir Cam)
Image of the Bartlam Library exterior and Ann's Court under a cloudy sky (by and copyright Sir Cam)

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