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Cambridge University Libraries Open Days: College Libraries

Click on the links to open Google Street View 360 walkthroughs of the libraries. 


Caius College Library

The magnificent Library at Caius serves both the needs of the College community and the research interests of scholars from all over the world. Since 1996 it has been housed in the imposing Cockerell Building, a Grade 1 listed nineteenth-century building just across Senate House Passage from the College’s Old Courts.


St John’s College 

The Old Library

The spectacular Old Library, which dates back to the 1620s and has featured in lists of the best university libraries in the world.

The working library

The working library is used by students every day and has space for 120,000 open access books.


Newnham College Library

Newnham College Library is one of the best-stocked college libraries in Cambridge, as when the College was founded women were not allowed to use the main University Library. Now it is home to a collection of some 90,000 volumes including approximately 6,000 rare books. 

The stunning Grade II* listed Victorian Yates Thompson Library with its impressive ornamented ceiling is now complemented by the award-winning 2004 Horner Markwick extension.

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