Find a library : Central Library, Cambridge

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Central Library, Cambridge
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All libraries and Library Access Points will close for the summer bank holiday, Monday 25 August.
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Opening hours for Library and Café
Day Times
Monday 9am - 6pm (library)
9.30am - 5pm (café)
Tuesday 9am - 6pm (library)
9.30am - 5pm (café)
Wednesday 9am - 7pm (library)
9.30am - 6.30pm (café)
Thursday 9am - 6pm (library)
9.30am - 5.00pm (café)
Friday 9am - 6pm (library)
9.30am - 5.00pm (café)
Saturday 10am - 6pm (library)
10am - 5.30pm (café)
Sunday 12noon - 4pm (library)
12noon - 3pm (café)
Facilities and equipment
  • Car park
    Nearest is the multi-storey public car park in Grand Arcade
  • Public transport
    Bus station in Drummer Street. Bus stops in Emmanuel Street, 400 yards away. Railway Station 1 mile away. Check bus timetables
  • Accessibility
    Wheelchair-friendly and fully accessible for all
  • Toilets
    With disability access
  • Scanner
  • Photocopier
    3 self-service black and white photocopiers and 1 self-service colour photocopier
  • Fax
    Staff operated fax from third floor helpdesk
  • Computers
    Access to public computers is available free to library members. Access is limited to one hour per day. Wi-fi is available. However, printing from personal laptops is not possible. Six computers are equipped with screen reader and screen magnifier. See details about using computers and the internet.
    Available to library members and free of charge for internet, email and MS Office use, usually limited to one hour per day.
    Book a computer online
  • Printer
    A4 colour on each floor. See charges details
  • 1 microfiche and 2 microfilm reader printers
    Located in Cambridgeshire Collection
  • Note/coin change machines
    Available on first floor.
  • Free WiFi
    Use your library card number to access the WiFi at this library. There's a 500MB download limit
Additional services
Cafe specials

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cb cafe april14

Reading groups meeting dates
Reading Group Meeting day Status
Books without Borders 1st Wednesday/month
6.30pm
this group is currently full
City Readers 1st Tuesday/month
2.30pm
new members welcome
Readers of the Round Table 1st Wednesday/month
6.30pm
new members welcome
Engage Reading Group 4th Monday/month
2pm
new members welcome
Improve your English Book Group Every Wednesday 5.30pm new members welcome
Non-fiction book club 1st Wednesday/month
6.15pm
new members welcome
Poetry Reading Group 3rd Thursday/month
5pm
new members welcome
Reading for Relaxing Every Thursday 11am to 12pm new members welcome
Address
7 Lion Yard, Grand Arcade, Cambridge, CB2 3QD
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