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Fri 3 Feb 2023
14:30 - 15:30

Venue: University Library

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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Orientation tour: University Library [West Road]

Fri 3 Feb 2023


The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

Target audience
  • All University members (this includes colleges and departments)
  • UL Readers
  • Particularly suitable for those new to the UL
  • Further details regarding Cambridge University Library's eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 3 Feb   14:30 - 15:30 14:30 - 15:30 University Library map Stefanie Priewasser
  • To learn your way around the building and its print collections
  • To discover how to navigate our catalogues
  • To learn how to order from the closed stacks and find your book on the open shelves

Walking tour and demonstrations

  • To enter the University Library you must have either a current University of Cambridge ID card or a current Reader's Ticket. For more information and to apply for a Reader's Ticket, please see the Admissions webpages
  • Large bags and rucksacks may not be brought into the UL. Please leave yourself sufficient time before the tour to put your bag away securely in the locker room.

One session of forty-five minutes


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