The library and IT Resource Centre are open to College members 24 hours a day.  The library is usually staffed between 9.00-12.30 and 13.30-17.00.

There are a hundred readers’ places on three floors, most with an attractive outlook on to Fountain Court or the lawns and trees on the other side of the building. The Rawson Reading Area, over-looking the Rosemary Murray Garden, provides comfortable seating for reading and relaxing.

Our library holdings are available via Cambridge Libraries. Please see the library guide for more information about our collection and how to borrow books.

The library also holds the following collections: the Eleanora Duse Collection (books once owned by the famous Italian actress), the Rawson Collection (classics books bequeathed by former fellow, Elizabeth Rawson) and the Women’s collection (which began with the gift of the library of the National Union of Women Teachers).

Further information

Library Guide (collections/borrowing books)
Library tours and training
Admission Policy


The library is staffed by Kirstie Preest (Librarian), Sam Percival (Assistant Librarian) and Agnieszka Ochal (Library Assistant).

Join them, for tea and coffee in the library office every Wednesday between 3-3.30pm during Michaelmas & Lent term and 11.00-11.30am everyday during Easter Term.

For the latest library updates, follow the library on Facebook: Rosemary Murray Library Twitter: @rosemurlib or Pinterest: rosemurlib.

Any questions? Please call 01223 762296 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01223 762296 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email with any enquiries.