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Seat Booking System:


  • Because the number of available study spaces in the library has been reduced from 60 to 30, we set up a seat-booking system in Michaelmas Term, and are intending to use it again in Easter Term 2021. Here's some information about it:

    • The booking system (called LibCal) is operational from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., 7 days a week. Outside those times you do not need to book, as we expect the library to be less busy.

    • You only need to book a seat if you are actually coming to the library to sit down and study. If you are coming to the library just to return or borrow books, then you do not need to book a seat.

    • Please use the link at to book a seat. You will need your Raven username and password to do this -- the same username and password that you use for your university e-mail, ending

    • Seats are available on an hourly basis, and you can book several hourly slots at once if required. It's easy to cancel bookings if you find later than you don't need them. (posted 19/4/2021)

    • Alternative space for studying will be available for Christ's members if the library is at a full capacity during Easter term. A booking will be needed. (26/4/21)



General Library Information
  • Library Hours: The library will continue to open 24/7 to members of College during Easter term 2021. All library visitors are subject to Covid safety regulations. (26/1/2021, updated 19/4/2021)

  • The College's Mountbatten Room is no longer being used for book collection/return, or to for printing pick-up. Please use the College Library itself, or, if you are likely to have difficulty in doing so, contact us at (tel. 01223-334905). (30/3/2021)

  • Additional Services: Please visit our new Assistive Resources/ Disability website for information on support services, library space and assistive services. It is inclusive to all members of College. (22/3/2021)

Book Loans


  • Recalls: iDiscover's "request" option for books on loan has been turned off for Lent Term. This means that you will not be able to recall books from someone who already has them on loan. (22/1/2021)

  • Overdue Notices: Please ignore any overdue notices emailed to you. They are automatically generated. If you have any concerns you may also contact library staff as they have remote access to your account. (8/1/2021)



  • Additional Library Services: Christ's library offers assistive services for Christ's members. We offer a "Click and Collect" and "Scan and Deliver" service for items to be pre ordered and then picked up from the reservation shelf in the library. For all services and questions visit our Assistive Resources website or send us an email at (26/1/2021, revised 24/3/2021)

Contact us: Please don't hesitate to contact us in person, by email or phone. We are always happy to help.