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The Betty & Gordon Moore Library is currently offering an expanded range of online support services and new ways you can access our collections to help you learn, teach and research.

See individual zero contact services web pages for variations in availability. Please be aware that, due to the current lockdown restrictions, all services will be subject to change, possibly, at short notice and some services may have to be suspended. 

The Betty & Gordon Moore Library

 

(available throughout the lockdown period. Readers returning books should expect a slight delay in returns being cleared from your accounts, as staff will only be emptying the drop box twice a week. We will continue to waive all fines for any late returns)

Postal book returns

University Library books including books borrowed from the Moore can be returned by post to:

Cambridge University Library Returns

West Road

Cambridge

CB3 9DR

We recommend using a tracked service.

If you are a recent graduate, member of staff or visiting scholar in the UK who has now left the University and are unable to return to Cambridge, you can request a pre-paid returns label to return your books by freepost. You can post items from the UL, Faculty and Department libraries and colleges using this service.

If you are a recent graduate, member of staff or visiting scholar outside the UK who has now left the University and are unable to return to Cambridge, we can send you instructions on how to request a refund for postage. You can post items from the UL, Faculty and Department libraries using this service.

The University Library team will be happy to accept all posted library books and will distribute them to their home library as soon as it is feasible to do so. Books you have returned may subsequently remain on your library account for some time after you have posted them. 

Individual parcels must not weigh more than 20kg and must not be larger than L 61cm x W 46cm x D46cm. Users can ask for more than one label if needed.

Further details of this service can be found in the Returns LibGuide.

If you are a current member of staff or student whom is unable to return to Cambridge at the current time, please hold onto any loans you might have until such time as you are able to return in person. You will not be fined for any late returns as we are waiving all fines for the foreseeable future. 

Returning books by hand

You can return Moore Library items, by hand and without needing to book an appointment, to the drop box outside the Moore Library entrance on weekdays 08:30 - 17:00 (when the site closes for the day).

This dropbox, along with one at the Medical Library, can also be used to return any STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medical) subject library book loans. Books returned to these dropboxes may take a short while to be removed from your borrowing account.

Head to the Returns LibGuide for further details of this service.

 

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