University of Cambridge

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University of Cambridge

About the library

Cambridge University Libraries (CUL) includes the University Library and an affiliated library network currently comprising over twenty faculty and departmental libraries and an offsite bookstore, which provides a coherent and effective library service supporting all academic subjects. Our mission is to provide a first-class user experience in all these library environments and in virtual services, with an ongoing programme of enhancing support for all forms of research, teaching and learning.

The local library catalogue is available online.

The University of Cambridge also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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Policy code


For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? Yes.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

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 the University of Cambridge's records in Library Hub Discover here.