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Mon 13 Oct 2014
14:30 - 17:00

Venue: Cambridge University Library, Map Room

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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Building History: Introduction to the University Library

Mon 13 Oct 2014


The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items in total, and over 1 million maps. This special session consists of a tour to help participants get to know the building, followed by an introduction to the Map Room and its holdings.

Target audience
  • Postgraduates on the M.St. in Building History
  • Further details regarding Cambridge University Library's eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Mon 13 Oct 2014   14:30 - 17:00 14:30 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, Map Room map Anne Taylor,  Lizz Edwards-Waller
  • To learn your way around the building and its print collections
  • To learn how to order from the closed stacks and find your book on the open shelves
  • To learn about the Map Room and its collections

Walking tour and demonstrations; tour of Map Room

Further resources
  • To enter the University Library you must have either a current University of Cambridge ID card or a current Reader's Ticket. For more information and to apply for a Reader's Ticket, please see the Admissions webpages

One session of two hours



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