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English Faculty: UL Tour Fri 21 Oct 2016   12:00 Finished

An Orientation tour of the University Library for English Faculty students, led by members of the English Faculty Library staff.

To book your place, please go to the English Faculty Library's booking system and click on the tour you wish to attend.

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's vast electronic and digital collections: to find out more about using these, please see check for courses on our timetable or ask a member of Library staff for help.

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Mon 30 May 2022 11:30 [Places]
Mon 6 Jun 2022 11:30 [Places]
Mon 13 Jun 2022 11:30 [Places]
Mon 20 Jun 2022 11:30 [Places]

A thirty minute introduction to the UL, aimed at those using our facilities and collections over the summer vacation period. An experienced member of staff will meet you in the Entrance Hall then lead you on a twenty minute tour of the UL,taking in the Locker Room, Open Bookstacks, Reading Room and West Room. Ten minutes are reserved after the tour for a question and answer session.

We start with an orientation session at the Divinity Faculty (ca. 30 minutes), followed by a tour of the University Library (ca. 30 minutes) for Divinity Faculty members, led by members of the Divinity Faculty Library staff.

University Library: Ask-a-librarian new Thu 28 Oct 2021   09:30 Finished
  • Nervous or intimidated about visiting the UL for the first time?
  • Don’t know where to begin with a Literature search?
  • Can never find the books you need on the open shelves?

Ask a librarian!

Individual or small group supervision style sessions tailored to your needs. Available online or face-to-face.

If you would prefer a different day or time, email to arrange a session. Tell us what you need help with and we’ll match you with a member of library staff who can show you what you need to know, whether it’s searching the catalogue, using Electronic Legal Deposit, finding open shelf books or something else entirely.

Don't suffer in silence - Ask a Librarian!

CUL: Orientation tour Wed 12 Feb 2020   14:30 Finished

The University Library holds over 9 million physical items and provides access to millions of online resources. In this session an experienced member of UL staff will show you the basics to get you started.

The tour will include:

  • A brief introduction to iDiscover - your main tool for locating resources in the UL and other University of Cambridge Libraries
  • A tour of the physical spaces including the Main Reading Room and Open bookstacks
  • Demonstrations of how to locate the physical items you need and brief explanations of Electronic Legal Deposit and E-Resource access
  • We'll show you where the important things are such as toilets, Tea Room, and comfortable areas to work
  • We'll answer any questions you may have
  • We'll make sure that by the end of the tour you will know where to go to find help
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