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 http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/using-library.

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, lizzie.sparrow@cciservices.co.uk, 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 http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/using-library/joining-library.

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 http://search.lib.cam.ac.uk/.

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 – http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/using-library/library-lowdown – 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.

UL
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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