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Library and Information Service

Library and Information Service

Engineering Library Services

The Engineering Library is open to staff and students of the Department of Engineering using our booking system.

Part II undergraduates and taught Masters students can book a study space using our Book a Seat service, all members of the department can come in to borrow books using our Browse and Borrow service.

You will not be able to enter the library without booking a slot. 

Please use a face covering at all times when in common areas on Department premises.

This includes the library, as well as cycle racks, entrances, corridors and toilets, unless you have a medical exemption. The face covering needs to cover the mouth and nose.

Online services

The Engineering Library team are offering an online information service. You can reach us by email, chat to us on Librarian Live Chat, or book a 1:1 supervision or meeting with a member of the team.


We have added a new drop box in the Department of Engineering Reception for you to return your books. Expect your books to be removed from your account by the end of the following Tuesday or Thursday. If you have either a Book a Seat or Browse and Borrow slot you can still return your books through the self-circulation machine in the library. 

Postal book returns

Books can also be returned by post if you are not currently based in Cambridge. We recommend using a tracking service and the address to send books to is:-

Cambridge University Library
West Road

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 to this address.

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

Stay Safe Cambridge Uni

Please see the University's Stay Safe Cambridge Uni site for information, resources and support for staying safe around Cambridge. 

For more details on all of our services in 2020/2021, please see our Services page. 

Any questions? Contact us! 

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