Accessing Cambridge University Library

This is an introduction to the Cambridge University Library for CCI partner staff. If that’s not you, see the library’s own website

Obtaining a library card

All CCI partner staff are entitled to access to Cambridge University Library (a.k.a. the UL). Getting access is easy; just contact me,, providing your:

  • Title (e.g. Mr, Ms, Dr)
  • Name
  • Institutional email address
  • Home address
  • The end date of your contract if fixed-term

I will then send you a form confirming you are a CCI partner member of staff which you take with you to the University Library admissions office.

N.B. If you’re a member of the University rather than one of the other CCI partners, the process is slightly different – see

Working out what’s in the UL

You probably want to check that what you’re after is actually in the UL! You can find out on their LibrarySearch

It’s so big, where do I start?!

Yes, it’s a big place, but don’t be daunted. I would highly recommend checking out the UL’s short video guides before you’re first visit – – to give you an overview of how the library works.

And here’s a floor plan of the ground floor showing some of the key areas you might need to get to.

Cambridge University Library – Ground Floor

Any questions?

If you’ve got any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch and I will do my best to answer them. If you’re at the UL, the general enquiries desk is at the top of the stairs after you come through the entrance gate – turn right at the top.



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