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Cambridge Libraries

Address: Brooklands House, 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG
Telephone: 702095 or 356841
Blog: Available from the webpage:
Online Catalogue: iDiscover
Location map: University Map
Staff: Hon. Chairman: Prof Nicholas Sims-WIlliams,
Hon. Librarian: Mrs Ursula Sims-Williams
Assistant Librarian: Mrs Joanna Salisbury
Administrator: Munizha Ahmad Cooke, (
Admits: Readers on application by email or telephone.
Stock: Mainly the personal collections of Professor Sir Harold Bailey (Indo-Iranian studies and philology, Buddhist works in various languages, and Armenian and Caucasian studies), and of Professor Joan van Lohuizen (art and archaeology of South and South East Asia). Smaller collections of Professor Charles Bawden (Mongolian studies), Professor Gregory Possehl and Drs B. & F.R. Allchin (South Asian Archaeology) as well as recent acquisitions in the same fields. An extensive set of individually catalogued offprints in these subjects as well as specialised periodicals.
Opening hours: Pre-booked appointments only.

Monday to Friday (mornings) 9am to 1pm


Please email the librarian ( to book an appointment time and request material in advance.

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