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The library guide for Cambridge University's Squire Law Library.

Law Collections in Cambridge

There are many specialist print and electronic resources for law available in Cambridge. These pages give you an overview of the resources and research support that is on offer to legal scholars.

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Introductory texts

Below are some introductory texts for the study of law:

Learning the Law by Glanville Williams (J.f.9.W.3)

Rule of Law by Tom Bingham (J.g.9.B.24)

Letters to a Law Student by Nick McBride (J.f.9.M.22)

What about Law? by Catherine Barnard et al (J.c.9.B.13) 

Squire Law Library

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The Squire Law Library is one of the largest academic legal libraries in the United Kingdom and houses the primary law collection for the University of Cambridge. The library is located, alongside the Faculty of Law, in The David Williams building on the Sidgwick site and is an affiliated library of the University Library.


Locating print collections

Specialist print resources and library help for law is available via the Squire Law Library.

There are many other libraries in Cambridge which may also hold useful collections for your subject.

We recommend:

University Library

Radzinowicz Criminology Library


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It is the individual's responsibility to ensure that their actions do not breach copyright law or the licence agreements for electronic products. Further advice can be found on the Legal Services Offices site.