Visiting the library

The library serves members of Newnham College and the wider academic community.

Current members of College

The library is open for current members of Newnham College at the following times:

Full Term and Easter Vacation: 06:30 – 01:45
Christmas and Long Vacations: 06:30 – 23:45

After you have had your library induction tour, we’ll validate your University card so that you can access the library and borrow books.

The library is open 7 days a week except for a few days over the Christmas and New Year period when it closes completely. It is staffed from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Guests of Newnham College members may only be admitted by arrangement with library staff, and during staff hours.

Our Library Guide is available with lots more information about using the College Library.

Non-members of College

Non-members of Newnham College may apply to use the library for reference purposes from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 1pm, and 2pm and 5pm.

Please contact the Librarian, Ms Deborah Hodder, for further information and to make appointments.

Accessibility

The library is accessible for people with a disability (wheelchair access into the building, lift access to the first floor and basement).

You may wish to phone ahead if you require assistance. We are always ready to consider ways in which we can best serve any library user who has special requirements. Please do not hesitate to discuss these with the Librarian.