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Faculty Library

Welcome to the Faculty Library

The Modern and Medieval Languages Library supports teaching and learning in European languages, literatures and cultures and in linguistics. The Library holds over 115,000 books and 5,000 films as well as European magazines and newspapers, e-books, e-journals and a small selection of scholarly print journals. MML undergraduates and MPhil students should find all the material they need for their studies in these collections.

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


Opening hours

Term time opening hours (15 January - 16 March 2018)

Monday - Friday: 9.00-19.00

Saturday: 10.00-18.00

Sunday: Closed


Vacation opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9.00-17.00

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Extended opening hours for 5 weeks during the examination period:

Monday - Friday: 9.00-19.00

Saturday: 10.00-18.00

Sunday: 10.00-18.00


Doors are locked 15 minutes before closing time and no more readers are admitted.


Library news

New library system

29 January 2018

The new library system is online - please bear with us while some of the teething problems are ironed out. Some important things to note: if you still have any vacation loans and would like to renew them, please bring them to the library so we can reissue them to you - you will then be able to renew them online again. If...

Library System Downtime

12 January 2018

Cambridge libraries are getting a new library system in January – the one that allows you to do all the usual library things like borrow, return, renew books, check your account and pay fines. We’re currently offline while we wait for the new system , but you can still return and borrow books in person via the issue desk...

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