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Information about the Department of Engineering Library, including information for researchers

The easiest way to track down a specific item is by searching iDiscover.
For guidance on how to use iDiscover most effectively, see the iDiscover LibGuide.
Students chatting in the library

Opening hours

The Library is staffed Monday to Friday 9:00-5:00.

Swipecard access is available out of hours for members of the Department. For building opening hours, see the Department Facilities webpage.

Visitors should make themselves known to the Department Reception and to the library team on each visit. If you have a disability or injury that affects your use of the library, please let us know, preferably in advance, of any assistance you might need.


Library users can borrow books, theses, journals and DVDs. The number of items you can borrow and how long you can take them for depends on your status:

  • Undergraduates: 5 items for 7 days
  • Postgraduates: 10 items for 28 days
  • Staff (including Research Staff): 10 items for 28 days
  • Postgraduates (Distance) and Visiting Scholars: 10 items for 56 days

Items will be renewed automatically until their maximum renewal period, for all users except distance and visiting scholars. 

For more information about borrowing from Cambridge libraries, see the Borrowing LibGuide website. 

Your library account

You can check on iDiscover ("My Library Account" - Raven login required) to see all the items you have from any Cambridge library and their due dates. You can also use iDiscover to search all Cambridge libraries and place requests for items. 

Recommend an item

If there is a book you think we should own or a journal to which you think we should subscribe let us know by filling in our Online Form.


Contact us

For any enquiries or to book one to one support, contact us at:

The Library
Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1PZ
+44 (0)1223 332626

Lynne Meehan
Department Librarian
Emma Etteridge
Library Manager
Charlotte Smith
Research Support Librarian
Ryan Cronin
Assistant Librarian (Research)
John Clarke
Senior Library Assistant
Sian Owen
Library Assistant