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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Library admission policy

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The library is open to College members 24 hours a day and staffed only on weekdays between 09:15 to 17:15. It relies heavily on trust for its operations, including borrowing. Our chief concerns about admission are to ensure the security of readers, security of books and equipment, and availability of books and workspaces for our core constituency. The following categories have been agreed by the College Council.

Access card and full borrowing rights:

  • All matriculated current students
  • Current Fellows
  • Current staff
  • Emeritus Fellows

Access card, no borrowing rights:

  • Official Visiting Scholars
  • Alumnae

No access card, no borrowing rights:

Reference access to items only held at Rosemary Murray Library by appointment with the Librarian during staff hours:

  • Students from other colleges
  • Students from other universities under the SCONUL Access Scheme or SCONUL Vacation Access Scheme
  • Supervisors of Murray Edwards College students
  • Applicants visiting the College
  • Conference delegates
  • Visitors conducting research on special collections or archive material