The Law Faculty is very proud of its eminence in the field of English legal history. The University of Cambridge's main library (the University Library) is a legal deposit library and has been collecting legal materials for hundreds of years. This historical material is now split between the Maitland Legal History Room at the Squire Law Library and the Rare Books room at the University Library.
The Maitland Legal History Room in the Squire Law Library includes an extensive collection of historical legal treatises, the nominate law reports, abridgments, statutes and other documents of interest to legal historians of English law but there is also material on the common law, European continental law and public international law.
The Maitland Room is closed access so please speak to a member of staff at the enquiry desk.
Please consult this guide for advice on using old materials to ensure their preservation.