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Cambridge Libraries

Address: St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BU
Telephone: 01223 (3)34905
Twitter: @ChristsLibrary
Online Catalogue: iDiscover
Location map: University Map
Staff: College Librarian: Catherine Ascough (
Rare Books Cataloguer: Jane Gregory (
College Archivist: Dr Genny Silvanus (
Assistant College Librarian: Dr Amy Bowles (
Senior Library Assistant: Celia Vartholomeou (
Temporary Cataloguer: James Smith (
Graduate Trainee: Currently vacant
Admits: The Working Library is open to all college members and other interested parties by appointment. Special collections may be accessed by anyone with a genuine research interest, again by appointment.
Stock: Working Library: ca. 40,000 post-1900 printed books -- Old Library: ca. 50,000 pre-1900 printed books, manuscripts and personal papers.
Special collections: Substantial holdings relating to John Milton and Charles Darwin, Hutton bequest of Persian manuscripts, Stephen Gaselee collection of Coptic manuscripts, Lesingham Smith collection of early-mathematical books and Robertson Smith collection of materials in oriental languages.
Services: Wireless internet access, networked PCs, printing, photocopying and scanning facilities.
Opening hours: Term: Mon-Sun open all hours

Vacation: Mon-Sun open all hours

The Working Library is staffed Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Special Collections may be consulted Monday to Friday 9am-5pm by appointment. Please email for further information. For further details, see

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