Access online and zero-contact services across our libraries. Limited in-person services are available at the UL and in some Faculty and Department libraries. Visit Using the Library for information on services and support to help you study, teach and research.
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Using the Library
Our services  at a glance   
Coronavirus means this academic year is unlike any other, and our libraries continue to adapt in response.
A blend of online, zero-contact and limited in-person services is available to you across Cambridge University Libraries, giving you the access you need to  resources  and support wherever you are working or studying. 
We want to keep you and our staff safe, and to ensure that we can keep services running effectively: we are keeping the services and the support we offer under constant review. Read more about our roadmap for recovery from Lockdown 3 here.
Access your libraries online
Discover online resources, services and support, including tips and techniques on how to study effectively, wherever you are working.
Zero-contact services
Access the physical collections remotely or onsite.
In-person services
All registered library users can book to browse, borrow & read, and to consult Special Collections.
Current staff and students at the University can book to study, or to consult non-borrowable modern material in the University Library.
Faculty and Department Libraries
Find subject-specialist support, collections and study space in other Cambridge University Libraries
Library service updates
11 May 2021
All registered UL users can book to consult Special Collections
26 Apr 2021
In-person services in Easter term 2021
22 Apr 2021
Recalls in Easter term 2021
22 Apr 2021
Accessing ‘non-borrowable’ items from the modern collections in Easter term
More updates > 
What we ask of you to help keep our library users and staff safe 
New to the University Library?
Check what you need to do in order to access library services on our library membership pages.
Library users other than current University of Cambridge staff and students   
We are proud to have a large active community of readers who rely on the University Libraries, from writers to independent scholars. All registered library users can book to consult Special Collections
We know how frustrating it is for our many readers who are not yet able to access the full range of library services – we plan to phase back in wider access by the end of June, subject to levels of student demand. We trust everyone will understand why our priority at this point is to consolidate and maximise resilience for services for current staff and students of the University.
If you aren’t a current student or member of staff at the University of Cambridge, you can continue to access the Cambridge Digital Library and Apollo, the University's Repository for research outputs from the University. You can also use the Ask a Curator service for Special Collections enquiries, and many of our LibGuides. In addition, alumni of the University can access a suite of eresources.
We know you will understand that we may have to make changes to our services at short notice  in response to restrictions required by the UK Government and the University of Cambridge.  Any changes we make  to library services  will be announced here  and through our Twitter account, @theUL.     
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