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Cambridge Libraries

Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RL
Telephone: (3)38343
Fax: (3)38340
Online Catalogue: iDiscover
Location map: University Map
Staff: Librarian: Dr Colin Higgins, BA, MPhil, MSc, PhD (
Deputy Librarian: Miss Sarah Fletcher, BA, MA (
Library Assistant: currently vacant
Archivist: Dr Matilida Watson (
Admits: Current members of the College. External readers wishing to consult items may be admitted by appointment.
Stock: The working collection is divided across two locations. Books on modern languages, English literature, art and architecture, and cinema and theatre studies are located in the Sherlock library. All other subjects can be found in the New Library.
Special collections: The collection includes Western manuscripts as described by M.R. James, and a small number of Oriental manuscripts. Early printed books include 72 volumes printed prior to 1521, and listed by J.B. Bilderbeck in 1911. The library holds approximately 700 volumes printed in the sixteenth century. Significant bequests include the libraries of John Addenbrooke, Thomas Sherlock, Thomas Neale, and H.J. Chaytor. Other important collections include early printed works by the playwright James Shirley, the naturalist John Ray, and the Sydney Smith collection of Darwinalia.
Services: Digitisation on request.
Opening hours: Term: Mon-Sun open all hours Vacation: Mon-Sun open all hours

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