To support teaching and research at the University of Cambridge, the Betty & Gordon Moore Library provides the University’s major working collections in mathematics, science and technology. The Library is open to all University of Cambridge students and staff.
Take a short online tour of our Library - we hope to see you in person soon!
The Betty and Gordon Moore Library is open:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
On advice from the University Safety Office the library will not be in a position to offer 24/7 access. Readers will only be able to gain access to the Moore during staffed hours.
Please continue to monitor our website, as any future updates to this will be posted there in the first instance.
Undergraduates may borrow up to a maximum of:
University Staff, University PhD and Masters students may borrow up to a maximum of:
All other users with borrowing rights, may borrow up to a maximum of:
Other borrowing rules
Currently we have study spaces available on our first and second floors, as well as the Glass Room on the Lower ground floor. Find out more about our study spaces here.
Our self service borrowing machine is located on the ground floor. Using your blue univesrity card, books can be borrowed and returned on this terminal.
Printing, scanning and photocooying are available on the lower ground floor of the Moore Library. Prices and futher information can be found on our website.
You can come in and browse our collections and borrow what you need. However, if you would like to borrow a book and collect it from the Library entrance, you can request via our Click and Collect service. Books are collected Monday - Friday
How do I place a request?
Can I return books at the same time?
Yes! Our book box is located outside of the Library doors, so if you want to return your books you won't need to enter the building.
Need a journal article or book chapter that isn't available online?
Scan & Deliver allows current staff and students to request an individual scanned copy of one chapter (or 5%) of a monograph (printed book) or one article per issue of a journal from collections held by Cambridge University Libraries, subject to relevant conservation approval and copyright permissions.