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.

Easter closure:

The Library is closed on Friday April 18th 2014 to Sunday 20th April 2014. It will be open from 9am to 7pm on Monday April 21st 2014.

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


  • Library News
  • 17 April 2014

    Easter weekend opening hours
    The MML Faculty Library will close at 5pm on Thursday April 17th for Easter and will be fully closed on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, and Easter Sunday. It will be open from 9am to 7pm on Monday April 21st as normal term-time opening hours resume. Please remember that you can use our drop-box opposite the Lady Mitchell Hall to return items when we're closed. We wish you all a happy Easter and look forward to welcoming you back to Cambridge next week.

    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.

    10th March 2014

    Vacation borrowing
    Normal books can now be borrowed for the whole vacation until Thursday April 24th. Vacation opening hours will be in operation from next Monday and the library will be closed on Saturday March 15th.

    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...


    Support the MML Library by making your Amazon purchases
    through this widget