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From 5pm on March 18, the Betty & Gordon Moore Library along with the University Library and all Faculty and Departmental Libraries will close to readers until further notice. Please check our FAQs for information on how to access Library services during this time.

The Betty & Gordon Moore Library


To support teaching and research at the University of Cambridge, the Betty & Gordon Moore Library provides the University’s major working collections in science and technology. This includes collections in mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, materials science, engineering, biological, chemical, earth and environmental sciences.

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 this and other useful information is available from the Library.

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.

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

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

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