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.

Late evenings:The MML Library will be open until 9pm on weekdays and until 5pm on Saturdays during the examination period, between Monday 5 May and Thursday 5 June 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
  • 22 April 2014

    Welcome back to Cambridge
    The MML Faculty Library welcomes all returning students back to Cambridge for the Easter term. Term-time hours are now in operation. Remember to bring your vacations loans back by this Thursday (April 24th).

    14 March 2014

    Welcome to the MML Faculty Open Day
    The MML Faculty Open Day is happening today. Drop in any time to come and see the library and all our resources.

    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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