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    Rosemary Murray Library

    Using the library

    The Library offers a hybrid service of both in person and onlineservices. The library itself isopen to College members 24 hours a day.

    In Person Library Services

    Students can use the library for study. Students are responsible for ensuring that tables and shared equipment are wiped down after use. Wipes are provided at various points throughout the library.When leaving the library please ensure the space is ready for the next person and do not leave any belongings behind on the tables.

    Students are also able to browse the shelves and take books out themselves using the self-issue machine. A fetching service is available for anyone struggling to access material, please see the Click and Collect service below.

    Library skills for academic study are also available. We advise booking a placeusing the but you can also turn up on the day.

    Online Services

    Weoffer the following online and remoteservices, for those students unable to come to the library, ie. accessibility, self-isolating, working away or on your year abroad.

    1. A Click and Collect service isavailable for students in residence. These items will be added to your library account and can be collected from the Click and Collect area opposite the library office on the ground floor.If you are unable to come to the library a friend can collect them for you.
    2. AScan andDeliver service is offered to all 鶹 students, staff and Fellows.You will be able to request an individual scanned copy of one chapter (or 5%) of a monograph held in the Rosemary Murray library. Scans are delivered electronically via email.
    3. Postal loansof printed books may be available for students residing away from college where access to an electronic book is not available.
    4. Virtual Library Skills for Academic Studyare also available if you are unable to attend sessions in person. Please see thefor details and links to the virtual sessions.

    If there is an item(s) in the Rosemary Murray Library that you would like to borrow or have scanned for you, please email the library at with the details of the item(s) as found on . We aim to fulfill requests within 48 hours.

    Using library services for self-isolating students

    This guidance outlines the library provision and support for those students who are self-isolating whilst in residence.

    Access to items from the University Library and Faculty & Departmental Libraries

    andservices available during the pandemic can be found on their webpages.

    Please note that our Click & Collect and Scan & Deliver services are independent of the ones offered by the University Library and Faculty & Departmental Libraries.

    Accessing ebooks

    The ebooks team at the University Library have been working tirelesslyto ensure you have access to many resources online. Most of the University's ebooks can be found via .Please be aware that some of these providers may not appear on iDiscover, so do check the and this for a full list of providers and the few collections that do not appear on iDiscover.

    If you are unable to access the platforms, please remember that you may need to log in using your raven username and password. Logging in to each platform may be slightly different. If you are unsure how to do this, please email the library team and we will take you through it. If you are still unable to locatethe book / item you want, library staff can request that an ebook be bought by the ebooks@cambridge team. Please email

    Accessing ejournals and databases

    For journal articles, is still the best way to search, using the 'Cambridge Libraries Collections' tab to find the specific journal. If you're searching via then make sure you have your 'Library links' enabled to access Cambridge material easily (Settings -- Library links -- search for 'University of Cambridge - ejournals@cambridge' -- tick to enable). If the journal article you want is not available, then an inter-library loan may be available - see Document Delivery Serivces below for details.

    The list is the best place to search the databases offered. This list can be filtered via subject or database.

    Please see below details about the , which will ensure seamless access to your journal articles and databases.

    If you are having problems trying to get onto the electronic resources, please email and we will be happy to assist you. If it is not possible to solve a query by email, we can arrange in person, phone or virtual appointments to help.

    Lean Library

    If you are working away from Cambridge, the plugin, once downloaded and activated, will automatically detect when you have access to journal articles and databases via your Cambridge credentials. Even better, it will automatically deliver to you an Open Access version of an article - if one is available - whenever Cambridge University Libraries do not provide subscription access. It is really simple to set up and will save you lots of time in the long run.

    Other useful online resources

    is an excellent resource designed to help students prepare for their studies in Cambridge, regardless of their subject or college. It focuses on some of the academic and information practices and skills that students commonly engage in, or require, for their degrees.

    The is regularly updated to provide you with access to resources to help you, from streaming films and plays to access to art and music.

    Forfilm resources see the .

    Please refer to the for their changing recommendations for music scores.

    The provides access to all the newspaper archives the University is currently subscribed to.

    For law reports and case law, please check and or contact the Squire Law Library for more assistance with law resources.

    Theses and dissertations can be accessed electronically via Cambridge’s institutional repository, , and through various other online portals, such as . Please refer to this for guidance about other platforms which provide access for theses and dissertations worldwide.

    If you are struggling to find articles/resources for your dissertation, library staff can set up an in person,phone or virtual information skills session to assist you searching online databases. Please email to arrange an appointment.

    Document Delivery Services

    , such as, Interlibrary Loan, Scan and Deliver Service and Rapid ILL are available from the University Library.

    Printing in College

    Printing is available in the I.T. Resource Centre. In order to print you will need to download Print Deploy to your laptop or computer. Please see for instructions on how to download the Print Deploy software. Print jobs need to be sent to either MUR_FindMeorMUR_ITRC_BW printer. Printing costs will still be added to your college bill.If there are any problems, please see library staff or with the IT Service Desk.


    In order to scan documents, the Microsoft Lens app can be freely downloaded onto both IOS and Android devices. Once downloaded you can take photos of your documents and export them as a PDF, send to email, etc.

    Wellbeing and looking after yourself

    For our wellbeing activities click here.

    Health and Safety

    Please continue to use the followingguidance to mitigatethe spread of infection:

    • Please use the sanitisation stations on entry and exit and wash your hands regularly whilst in the library.
    • Wipe down surfaces and equipment after use.
    • Do not close the windows.

    Please remember that the windows need to remain permanently open to provide adequate ventilation, as per the University Ventilation Risk Assessment. Therefore, please wear warm clothing and bring a blanket, especially overnight as it may be cold.

    Keeping up to date with what the College library is doing

    Library staff will be updating all users via our social media channels.For the latest library updates, follow the library on Facebook: X: Instagram: Pinterest: and YouTube:

    Contact us

    The library is staffed by Kirstie Preest (Librarian), Valerie Shaindlin (Assistant Librarian) and Helena Rogers (Library Assistant).

    Please call 01223 762296 or email with any enquiries.