FAQs for Prospective Students

Are you a prospective Christ's student and want to know what are the benefits of our Library?

In addition to your College Library, Cambridge University students can use their relevant Faculty or Departmental Library and the University Library.

What is in the College Library?

We aim to provide all books needed for Part I papers and as many as possible for Part II papers, with some material for Part III and postgraduate studies also available. Multiple copies of high-demand items. We also have a reference collection of dictionaries and a general interest collection of DVDs and popular books.

You can also access e-resources through iDiscover. Many resources needed for Part II, Part III, and postgraduate studies can be found in the relevant Faculty/Departmental Library or the University Library.

How do I access the College Library?

Physical access to the College Library is by your University Card; the building is open 24/7. Borrowing rights are activated upon completion of your induction tour. Library staff are available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

How do I borrow stuff and how many books can I have?

Students are allowed to borrow up to 15 items at a time from Christ’s; instructions on how to borrow items can be found here.

What computing/printing facilities are there?

There are eight computers, two printers, and a photocopier/scanner in the Library. Please click here for more information.

How do I request books?

Books owned by the Library but not on the shelf can be requested from other users following point five on this page.

Books not owned by the Library can be requested following these instructions. (Note: requests from current students only will be considered).