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Borrowing

The table summarises borrowing rights at the Classical Faculty Library for current members of Cambridge University, and official visitors to the Faculty. Members of the public and former staff and students (alumni) cannot borrow books but are welcome to use the Library for reference purposes.

Current members of the University and visitors must register before they can borrow. In most cases, the University Card is used for borrowing. Registration takes place on weekdays only between 9am and 5pm.

 

CategoryLoan entitlement in TermLoan period in TermVacation loan entitlementVacation loan period
Undergraduates **5 items + 2 Short Loans 1 week 5 items ***Vacation
Postgraduates 15 items 28 days 15 items 28 days
Academic and support staff 15 items 28 days 15 items 28 days
Official visitors in the Faculty 15 items 28 days 15 items 28 days

 

** Short Loan books can be borrowed for 2 hours (renewable) for use in the Library only. If borrowed in the last half hour of opening time they can be borrowed overnight and are due by 10.30 a.m on the next working day. Please note that the fine on overdue Short Loans is £0.50 per book, per hour overdue. Short Loan books cannot be borrowed for Vacation.

*** Vacation books may be recalled.  Students will be notified if a book has been recalled and will need to return the book either in person or via the postal service within 2 weeks.

 

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Opening Hours and Contact Details

Library Opening Hours and Contact

Full Term: Monday - Friday 08.50 - 19.00; Saturday 09.00 - 18.00 

Vacation: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00; not open on Saturdays.

Please note: the Library door locks 10 minutes before closing time.

Tel: +44 (0)1223 335154
E-mail: library@classics.cam.ac.uk

Archives Opening Hours and Contact

Monday: 10.00 - 16.00

Tel: +44 (0)1223 335167
E-mail: archives@classics.cam.ac.uk

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