Library & Archives
Our foundress Lady Margaret Beaufort was particularly concerned with the provision of books for her new College. Following her original donation of 39 texts, the Library has grown to accommodate an ever-expanding number of books and readers. Today we have over 90,000 printed books and manuscripts, serving the needs of students, Fellows, staff, and researchers. We consist of the Working Library, Law Library, Music Hire Library, Old Library, Lower Old Library, and Archives.
This page gives you all the information you need as part of your library induction as a new library user or a returning student wishing to freshen up your library knowledge.
To find out about our latest news, updates, announcements and any information affecting you at Christ's Library.
Click here for more information about our Working Library (21st century material), our library space, how to use our library and how to access our collections as a Christ's student.
All you need to know about finding, borrowing and returning books at Christ's Library.
Most, if not all of your resources can be found by searching the Cambridge Libraries' search catalogue, iDiscover. Explore how to efficiently search on iDiscover physical, online and database resources.
Having trouble with connecting to the library or printing documents? Our page has all the information you will need and contact information for our College IT services.
A disability or assistive support webpage for further information on our library space, how to use our library and available assistive resources/formats.
Do you have a question? Please have a look at our most asked library related questions for new students, returning students, researchers and visitors.