Faculty Library

Modern & Medieval Languages

Library imageThe Modern and Medieval Languages Library supports teaching and learning in European languages, literatures and cultures and in linguistics.  It contains about 118,000 books and 3,500 films together with journals, foreign-language magazines, CD-ROMs and CDs.  MML undergraduates and MPhil students should find all the books and films they need here, and researchers also use the collections. 

The Library includes a German research collection, the Beit Library.

Opening hours

Full Term: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 19.00 ; Saturday 10.00 - 16.00. Term dates.

Vacation: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00 ; Saturday: closed.

Summer closure: Monday 11 August - Monday 25 August 2014 inclusive.


Please note that the Library doors are locked and the computers shut down 15 minutes and 10 minutes before closing time respectively.


  • Library News
  • 11 July 2014

    Welcome to the Sutton Trust
    The MML Team welcomes the Sutton Trust students and teachers, who are visiting us on July 16th as part of their week at Cambridge.

    18 June 2014

    Annual summer closure
    The MML Library will close for two weeks at 5pm on Friday 8 August, reopening at 9am on Tuesday 26 August.

    16 June 2014

    Vacation opening hours
    The MML Library is open Monday-Friday 9-5 during vacation (closed on Saturdays). We would like to wish all our users a very happy summer, especially our graduands: well done and all the best for the future!

    13 March 2014

    Year Abroad resources
    All you need for your Year Abroad project! Here are the Prezi and the handout from this morning's presentation to all second-year students on how to access resources off-campus.


    7 November 2013

    Beit Centenary
    On November 7, the MML Library and the German Department marked the 100th anniversary of the Beit Library with a special celebration. During this event, Schröder Professor of German Nicholas Boyle and German Department Head Prof. David Midgley both spoke about the significance of Sir Otto Beit's 1913 gift to the University, which led to the establishment of the Beit Library of books on German language and literature. More...


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