We are open to current staff and students with a booking. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the library is offering zero contact services, you may book on our Library Services page.
5 books/7 days
postgraduates & academics
10 books/28 days
The AHA Library will not be resuming its usual library services as was pre-lockdown. The new guidelines and services will take some getting used to and we appreciate that. We've taken measures to keep you and your colleagues safe when using the replacement 'Click & Collect' and 'Book to Consult Reference Material' services. We are striving to ensure that you maintain as much access as possible to our collections whilst not putting anyone at risk. We work to current governmental and institutional guidelines, so bear with us if we have to reduce services, or even increase services, according to latest advice. Whatever happens we'll always be checking firstname.lastname@example.org so please do get in touch if you have any queries, concerns, or even to say something positive and inspiring. We're here to support you throughout your studies, pandemic or no.
"Coronavirus means this academic year will be unlike any other, and our libraries have adapted in response. We have designed a blend of online and controlled in-person services across Cambridge University Libraries to give you the access you need to resources and support while keeping you and library staff safe."
- Cambridge University Library
Architecture & History of Art Collections
The Faculty of Architecture & History of Art’s collections, in support of the study of art and architecture at Cambridge, are rich, diverse and in many cases extraordinarily deep. Print and electronic materials are collected as broadly as possible for all geographic areas and periods. Borrowing is limited to staff and students of Cambridge University. Visitors are welcome to consult our collection but must contact the Library beforehand.
Access to the Library & Support
We are open to those with a booking. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the library is offering new replacement library services, you may book on our Library Services page. New services include Click and Collect and Book to Consult Reference Material. Please bear in mind that the Cambridge University Library offers similar services and more.
Returning AHA Library Items
If you wish to return library items to us, please use the faculty building's new one-way system to access our out-of-hours returns box. The one-way system begins at the Architecture Department main door and follows the central corridor past reception and the library, to the other end of the building where you will find the returns box by the History of Art Department main door.
It is possible to return UL books to the University Library between 10.15am and 3.45pm, Monday to Friday.
If you are a recent graduate, member of staff or visiting scholar in the UK who has now left the University and are unable to return to Cambridge, you can request a pre-paid returns label to return your books by freepost.
Please feel free to get in touch via email or telephone. We welcome all enquiries and try our best to meet the needs of our library users.
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Tatiana Zhimbiev, PhD
Laura Moss, MSc
History of Art Librarian
Sophie Fletcher, BA (Hons)
Full list of all A-Z online resources in Cambridge
For questions about e-resources (journals, ebooks, databases) see these Frequently Asked Questions. Please feel free to get in touch with your subject specialist librarian.
To find out more about the University of Cambridge's view on plagiarism and good academic practice, as well as further advice on how and when to reference, visit these guidance pages. There is also a LibGuide on plagiarism with a mini quiz.