King's College Library, University of Cambridge

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King's College Library, University of Cambridge

About the library

King's College Library has been in continuous existence since the foundation of the College in 1441. As well as preserving many rare book and manuscript treasures, the Library serves the current needs of undergraduate, graduate and senior members of the College with a stock of approximately 130,000 books. The library is open to members of the College and also to visitors by appointment only.

The local library catalogue is available online.

King's College Cambridge also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? No - this library does not participate in the inter-library lending scheme.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of King's College, Cambridge records in Library Hub Discover here.