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Using the MMLL Library

Registration and borrowing rights

All current members of the University are automatically registered to borrow, including staff, affiliated staff, undergraduates, postgraduates and affiliated students.  

Academic visitors attached to a College or to another University department may register to borrow. They will need a letter of introduction from the department or the College that is hosting them.

Find out more about borrowing.


Access for visitors

Members of the public, Cambridge alumni and students from other universities can use the MMLL Library for reference throughout the year.

See our Contact us page for directions and link to a map.


Remaining COVID mitigation measures

Most COVID-related restrictions have now been lifted and normal opening hours are back; we are glad to be welcoming you back in the physical library space after such a disrupted couple of years! Please check our Opening hours page for the current opening times.


Masks are no longer mandatory but feel free to continue to wear one if you wish. There is plenty of hand gel available throughout the library.


Please note that as part of our ongoing COVID mitigation measures, some windows are kept open to ensure adequate ventilation. Please bring a warm jumper as the temperatures drop, and please feel free to use one of the library's fleece blankets when working in the library. 

Library news

Christmas closure starting early

20 December 2022

Unfortunately, due to staff illness the MMLL Library is starting its Christmas closure a little earlier than planned. It will be closed from Tuesday 20 December 2022 and until Monday 4 January inclusive for the festive period. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you back on Thursday 5...

Christmas closure

19 December 2022

The MMLL Library will be closed between Thursday 23 December 2022 and Monday 4 January inclusive for the festive period. We look forward to welcoming you back on Thursday 5 January 2023 from 9am. Season's greetings to each and every one of you, have a wonderful break!

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