War Memorial Library (student library)

Queens' College Library is open to all college members. Its primary purpose is to support learning and research undertaken by Queens’ students as well as to provide a quiet and pleasant atmosphere in which to work.

*The Library is currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis. If you want information about your current loans and how to use the Library remotely, see our new webpage*

Library opening hours are 7am until 2am daily, except during Easter Term when the Library is open until 3am. Access to the Library is by College Card. Library staff are available between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.

The Reading Room areas house the main book stock, and provide 50 study spaces at individual desks. Further study space is made available in the Easter term elsewhere in the College.

Wi-fi access is available throughout the library via Eduroam.

Old members and visiting scholars are welcome to use the library to access specific items or to consult materials unique to Queens'. Please contact the College Librarian.

Library staff will be pleased to assist any reader experiencing difficulty using any of the library facilities. For a quick introduction and FAQs, please see our Getting Started at Queens' Library guide. Our Welcome to Queens' College Library leaflet also gives an overview of the library facilities and the workshops we run across the year. For an overview of all the resources available to you from Cambridge Libraries and beyond, check out CamGuides.

Queens' College's student library was named 'The War Memorial Library' in commemoration of Queens' members killed during the Second World War. The Library is housed in the College's original 1448 chapel, on Old Court, and is entered from Library Passage that links Old Court and Walnut Tree Court.


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