Library News

September 2018

Welcome Students, New and Old

27 September, 2018 - 10:36

We at the Wolfson Library are very pleased to welcome students new and old. The college has been very quiet all summer without you! For new students (and returning) we are running several tours during induction week, the schedule for which is in your welcome packs and posted at the Porters Lodge. But we're always happy to give you quick show-around, especially for your section of books, so do drop by any time.

June 2018

Summer Vacation Borrowing

18 June, 2018 - 15:15

Renewals enabled!

18 June, 2018 - 15:11

April 2018

Finding Study Spaces in Easter Term 2018

18 April, 2018 - 11:56

During Easter term, the desks at the Wolfson Library fill up early in the day. This post outlines the library's desk-policy for the Easter term and ways of finding other study spaces around Cambridge.

December 2017

Library System Downtime

21 December, 2017 - 13:58

As part of a University-wide implementation, Wolfson Library staff will be getting to grips with a new library-management system from Tuesday 9 January 2018. What are the implications for you? From 23 December to 19 January, due to downtime while the new system is brought online:

Christmas Vacation 2017 Library Closures

11 December, 2017 - 10:34

The Library building (incl. Reading Room, Sir David Williams Room, Computer Room and basement facilities) will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period as follows: Christmas closure The Library will be closed from 6pm on Sunday 24 December until 7am on Wednesday 27 December. New Year closure The Library will be closed from 6pm on Sunday 31 December until 7am on Tuesday 2 January.

November 2017

Winter Vacation Borrowing 2017

21 November, 2017 - 12:08

Borrowing for the winter holidays is now available. Any books newly borrowed on or after Tuesday November 21st will be due back on Monday January 15th 2018.

September 2017

New Library Borrowing Rules

7 September, 2017 - 10:48

All of the libraries at the University of Cambridge are switching to a new underlying database at the end of the year which means that that we need to change the rules about how many books you can borrow and for how long. Starting today, the new rules for the Wolfson Library are:

July 2017

Library Room Closures August 2017

10 July, 2017 - 16:42

Due to refurbishment works in August, we will need to close the following rooms for these dates: Reading Room (first floor): 7-22 August Sir David Williams Room (ground floor): 14-25 August We are terribly sorry about the inconvenience this might cause. If you have any questions, please email the library on

March 2017

Easter Vacation Borrowing 2017

10 March, 2017 - 10:41

December 2016

Library Holiday Openings

21 December, 2016 - 10:06

The Wolfson Library will be open 24/7 during the holiday season, with the following exceptions: Christmas closure The Library will be closed from 6pm on Saturday 24 December until 7am on Tuesday 27 December New Year closure The Library will be closed from 6pm on Saturday 31 December until 7am on Monday 2 January Best wishes for a happy and quiet holiday season!

November 2016

Winter Vacation Borrowing 2016

25 November, 2016 - 10:16

September 2016

iDiscover to Replace LibrarySearch

20 September, 2016 - 12:00

Starting today, September 20th, the University’s libraries are launching a new search system called iDiscover This new system searches books and articles (and other electronic resources), and replaces both LibrarySearch and LibrarySearch+. iDiscover has several benefits over the old system, and help for using is it is available at

June 2016

Summer Vacation Borrowing 2016

3 June, 2016 - 12:26

March 2016

Easter Vacation Borrowing 2016

4 March, 2016 - 10:28