In this section, you will find information on how to use our new "Study spaces" service - you need to book it to use the library (whether it is for studying, browsing and borrowing, or other needs). If you have any questions about it, please contact the MMLL Library.
Study spaces during term-time (Monday to Friday 9am - 7pm ; Saturday 11am - 5pm)
We offer study spaces in the MMLL Library on weekday afternoons between 9:00 - 19:00; on Saturdays we are open for study spaces from 11:00 to 17:00. There are a limited number of spaces available due to maximum occupancy restrictions linked to the COVID-19 health crisis. If there is no booking slot available - send us a quick email and we will help you!
If viewing films is part of your course, and you don't have the possibility or equipment to view the films at home, the slots are available for booking individual film screenings at the MMLL Library. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop for viewing the film. In case this is not possible, you can borrow one of the Grab&Go Chromebook laptops to use in the library space; you can also use one of 4 computers in the library computer room. The library also has a number of external DVD drives you can borrow for use in the library space. You are required to bring your own headphones for viewing the film.
You can borrow books!
Yes, you can browse the shelves and borrow books/DVDs during your Study Spaces appointment! To find a book on the shelf, you will need its classmark (a combination of letters and numbers). You can find it via the iDiscover search - see more details on the "Print Collections" page.
Please remember to bring your own face covering (unless you have a medical exemption) and a bag to collect your borrowed materials. Sanitising stations will be available at the entrance to the library, by the self-service machine and throughout the library space - remember to sanitise your hands often to keep yourself and other users safe and healthy. Please don't overstay beyond your time slot - we need to monitor the number of people in the library in accordance with the safety guidelines.
Key messages about borrowing from Cambridge libraries are available in "Accessing Resources" LibGuide. For the MMLL Library, borrowing limit is up to 12 items. Your loans will automatically renew at the end of the loan period until the end of your course or the end of your contract. Please contact us if you experience any issues with borrowing or returning Library material.
Books with black and yellow tape on the spine are now 1-day copies. These have to be returned the next working day.
You can request the materials on loan via iDiscover - see the iDiscover LibGuide to learn how! Once you receive an email that the material has been returned to the MMLL Library, you are welcome to pick it up at the information desk when you book a Study Spaces slot.
If you have a Study spaces slot booked, you can bring borrowed items with you and return them through the self-service machine (if you have never used our self-service machine, watch this short video tutorial). However, if you just want to return the books and don't have a slot booked, please return the items you no longer need via one of the return boxes on Sidgwick Site ("Sidgboxes"). One box is located outside right next to the English Faculty Building, and another one by the Lady Mitchell Hall building (see guidance images). Please get in touch with us if you have any problems returning the items on loan, we will be happy to help!