Libraries and Museums
Students at the University of Cambridge have enviable access to some of the best library and museum collections in the world.
The University Library
There are over a hundred libraries in the Collegiate University, but the biggest one is the University Library (UL), with over eight million books and journals.
As well as the main UL building, there are four other libraries that form part of the University Library:
- the Medical Library
- the Squire Law Library
- the Central Science Library
- the Betty and Gordon Moore Library.
Each College also has its own library, as do many Departments and Faculties. In order to make these facilities easier to find, a libraries directory has been created of all the libraries available at the Collegiate University.
Here in Cambridge we have the country's highest concentration of internationally important museums and collections outside London; they are a world-class resource for students.
Whether you need to improve your language skills to help with your research, or you want to brush up a little before a field trip or a holiday, the University's Language Centre has resources to help you.
University Computing Service (UCS) – Service Desk and training
If you have a query about your University email, a problem with a computer program (be it Microsoft Word or Matlab), or any other computer-related issues, the UCS Service Desk is your first port of call.
Additionally, the Computing Service provide a wide range of (usually) free IT training courses, including, but not limited to, developing basic IT skills, photo and image manipulation, desktop publishing, working with spreadsheets, and programming. Have a look at the Training section's website and take the opportunity to gain some new skills, or develop existing ones.