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The Betty & Gordon Moore Library



University of Cambridge library users

Current staff (including post-docs) and students of Cambridge University do not need to apply for borrowing rights with the library as all current staff and students should have already been automatically entered onto the system. For users who do not have a valid University card, please talk to your departmental or college card office rep about getting or renewing a University card. 

24 hour access

All current staff and students of the University are entitled to have 24 hour access to the Moore Library for which a simple registration and card validation is required. Requests for 24-hour access card validation should be made, in person, between 09:30 and 16:30 Monday - Friday and 09:30 - 12:30 on Saturday.

External Library Users

This form is for academic, commercial, or private researchers who have no official connection to Cambridge University, but would like to make use of the Library on a reference-only basis. Please note that if you wish to access the printer/copier or make use of a desktop PC when in the library please inform the service desk staff at the time of registering.

A charge may apply for external library use and details of admissions charges for external library users can be found here.

Registration for external users takes place between 09:30 and 16:30 Monday - Friday and 09:30 - 12:30 Saturday.

As there may be resources you wish to access at the main University Library we would recommend registering there first, before visiting the Moore. Your UL registration would be recognised at the Moore without additional charge.


This form is for those who would simply like to make a one-off visit to the Library, and should be seen as the equivalent of signing a visitors' book.


For any queries regarding admission to the Library, please contact us on

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