Cambridge Central Library

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Cambridge Central Library will be temporarily closed  on Wednesday 27th September from 09:30-14:00 for staff training.

Cambridge Central Library is open and here for you.  We welcome you to browse and borrow our collection, access our PCs and WI-FI for free and use our space to study, meet, share or just relax.

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Opening time notes

Closed on bank holidays. Easter opening hours 2023: Central Library will be closed on Friday 7th April, Sunday 9th April and Monday 10th April. It will be open as usual on Saturday 8th April.

Opening times

  • Monday:9.30am – 6pm
  • Tuesday:9.30am – 6pm
  • Wednesday:9.30am – 7pm
  • Thursday:9.30am – 6pm
  • Friday:9.30am – 6pm
  • Saturday:10am – 6pm
  • Sunday:12pm – 4pm
All Year

Facilities and equipment

  • Scanner
  • Photocopier - 4 self-service colour photocopier
  • Computers - Book a computer online
  • Printer - A4 and A3 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 - You don't need to have a library card to use this service.
  • Cost: Free
  • Type: Libraries; Local Authority Service

Last updated on: 15/09/2023

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Contact details

Library enquiries

Tel: 0345 045 5225


7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD

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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. Toilets with disability access

Facilities and Accessibility

  • CCTV
  • Wheelchair access