Information and research

Cambridgeshire Libraries offers the following information enquiry services:

  • help with customer enquiries, from general queries to specific information such as statistics, government publications, business, maps, council services
  • we can guide customers to health information sources online
  • free access to online resources 24/7, accessible using your library card and PIN. Our resources include online dictionaries, encyclopaedias, biographies and newspaper archives.
  • help and support to use our online services
  • reference collections, available in hard copy only in:
    Central Library, Cambridge
    St Ives
    St Neots
    This includes:
    • Atlases and maps - local and UK Ordnance Survey maps, National and World atlas
    • Business directories
    • Council papers
    • Dictionary - English and other languages
    • Encyclopaedias
    • Government publications e.g. current UK legislation, Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)
    • Local phone books - all UK in Central, local ones only in other libraries
    • Newspapers, journals and magazines
    • Statistics
    • Tax and grants handbooks
    • Whitaker's Almanack

When you contact us please make sure you give us as much information as possible in order to help you with your enquiry.