Cambridge University Library 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. Almost all of this material is claimed and can be consulted in the Library. It also holds extensive collections of books, journals, maps, microfilms, photographs and sound recordings published overseas and has extensive special collections of rare books, manuscripts, and other materials.
Monday to Friday 9.00-19.00 (22.00 in full Easter Term), and 9.00-17.00 on Saturdays. The Library is closed on Sundays and for Christmas and Easter (see opening hours page for details).
Private and business researchers may apply to use the Library for reference if their research requires access to materials held at the University Library. Please note that researchers wishing to access the University Library must be aged 18 years or over. A £10 administration charge for 6 months applies to applicants from non-UK universities and the public.
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