Skip to main content

Cambridge LibGuides

English Faculty Library Services and information: Joining the library

Fines and overdue books

Library fines

Any overdue item: £1 per day


Staff and students at the University of Cambridge are automatically registered with the English Faculty Library and may borrow immediately. Other members of the University will need to register. You can register online by filling out this formAlternatively, if you'd prefer to register in person, feel free to come to the main library desk and we'll set that up for you.


What can I borrow?

Everyone can borrow 12 items (books or DVDs) 

Borrowing periods for books vary based on your status: 

  • All undergraduates: 1 week
  • Postgraduates: 4 weeks
  • Academic visitors: 4 weeks
  • All Senior Faculty: 4 weeks
  • Distance learners: 4 weeks

Short loans and DVDs: 4 days

If you do not fit into any of the categories above, or are unsure about your borrowing rights, please contact us in person or by email for more information.