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, firstname.lastname@example.org, providing your:
- Title (e.g. Mr, Ms, Dr)
- 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.
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.