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The Betty & Gordon Moore Library


The Betty & Gordon Moore Library provides major working collections in support of the teaching and research of the University in science and technology.

We hold the working collections of Cambridge University Library in mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, materials science and engineering, as well as the former Central Science Library's collections in biological, chemical, earth and environmental sciences. We also hold the library collections of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics and the Isaac Newton Institute and all our stock includes relevant book and journal material received via Legal Deposit.

Within our walls, you'll also find modern advances in study space design. We have full Wi-Fi coverage and such facilities as fully-fitted study rooms and study pods, as well as adjustable desks, live plant life and portable blackboards, whiteboards and beanbags to create your own ideal working environment.

The Library is open to all members of the University and others on application. When you join the Library, we will give you an information pack including such details as how to obtain 24-hour access, the staffed opening hours, borrowing rights, contact numbers/addresses, and where things are within the building. Please do ask staff at the Service Desk if you have any further queries, either when you register, or at any point in the future.

When visiting the Library for the first time, you might like to consult our Library Floorplan to help you get around.

A pair of printed leaflets containing all the above information is available from the Library.

You are very welcome to e-mail the Library at to arrange a Library tour for yourself and your friends/colleagues/students at a convenient time. This can be combined with a session on how to use the catalogues if desired.

The Our History page provides a brief description of the Library, information about its design and the history of its collections.

Details of Opening Hours and Admissions policies can be found by following the highlighted links.

The latest version of the Moore Library's complete rules and regulations can be accessed here.

The latest news updates are here and you can find the answers to some of the Library's other frequently asked questions (FAQs) here.

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