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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.

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.

Language Centre

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 Information Services (UIS) – 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 UIS Service Desk is your first port of call.

Additionally, UIS 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.

Linkedin Learning is now available for all Cambridge students (and staff), alongside existing provision for academic study. This resource, widely used by many leading Universities, offers resources on wellbeing and remote working as well as online courses on creative, technical and professional skills, including leadership and development. You can access it using your Raven login. The site includes information about how to get started and some initial areas that may be of particular interest at this time.