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Updated November 29, 2021: In line with the government’s public health guidance, the University of Cambridge expects face coverings to be worn in all our libraries by students, staff and visitors (unless exempt). Thank you for helping to reduce the risk of further disruption and illness. 

The Betty & Gordon Moore Library offers a range of online support services and ways you can access our collections, to help you learn, teach and research. See individual reduced contact services web pages for variations in availability and consult the website regularly as we start to bring back library services to almost pre-Covid levels.

***New for the start of the academic year is our updated physical sciences libguide. This guide has been developed to help signpost useful information for staff and students studying Physical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. As the University moves towards more normal ways of working this guide contains information on updated opening hours and services, using both the physical and online study spaces as well as tools to help you stay productive.***

The Betty & Gordon Moore Library


Before ordering, please do check the iDiscover catalogue for item availability and be aware of the following:

  • Items held in other Cambridge Libraries (including the Library Storage Facility): The service does not cover these items. Please note: For items held in our own library, we provide a free Scan & Deliver service to Cambridge staff and students - see here for details.
  • 'Temporary Store 2' items: These can be ordered at no charge using this separate electronic form.​
  • Service delivery: While we will deal quickly with your request, we then depend on other libraries to supply the item and so cannot guarantee when it will be available.
  • Prices: The University will charge a fee (£5 University Members / £12 Non-Members), per item, through the University’s online payment platform and your request will not be processed until this fee has been paid. If you do not have an account with the University’s payment platform, you will be asked to create one during the payment process.
  • Loans: All items loaned to us will be subject to the restrictions imposed by the lending library. Whilst most will be available for home loan, a few will be for marked for Library consultation only.
  • Copies: Any copies supplied by the British Library will be sent by default as a Secure Electronic Document via DRM Lite and will require a BL OnDemand Account and Adobe Acrobat X or later to be installed. If you would prefer to receive a hardcopy, please specify this in the form.


Before completing the form, please note:

  • Compulsory Fields: These are marked with an asterisk. However, if you do not know all of the bibliographic details of the item you require, please type 'N/A' into the field.

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please e-mail us at or telephone us on 01223 768221 or 765674.


For more information about how we handle your personal information, please see


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