Cambridge University Library

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General Enquiries

(01223) 333000

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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Cambridge University Library is a legal deposit library, meaning that it is entitled to claim a copy of every publication in printed form published in the UK and Ireland. Almost all of this material is claimed and can be consulted in the Library. It also holds extensive collections of books, journals, maps, microfilms, photographs and sound recordings published overseas and has extensive special collections of rare books, manuscripts, and other materials.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.00-19.00 (22.00 in full Easter Term), and 9.00-17.00 on Saturdays. The Library is closed on Sundays and for Christmas and Easter (see opening hours page for details).

Admission charges

Private and business researchers may apply to use the Library for reference if their research requires access to materials held at the University Library. Please note that researchers wishing to access the University Library must be aged 18 years or over.
A £10 administration charge for 6 months applies to applicants from non-UK universities and the public.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Siegfried Sassoon

‘Swear by the slain of the War that you’ll never forget’

  • 21 July — 16 August 2014 *on now

A small exhibition of five of Siegfried Sassoon’s best-regarded poems, in autograph and early printed copies, paired with and contextualized by contemporary books and sketches from the 1914-1918 period. The display charts the evolution of Sassoon’s poetry and his changing attitude towards the conflict which influenced him so profoundly.

Suitable for

  • Any age