Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library

All members of the University of Cambridge are welcome to use the Library.

Address: West Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB3 9DR
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Cambridge University Department

In the vanguard of new developments in scholarship, Cambridge University Library has been amassing extraordinary collections for centuries, through both legal deposit and generous benefaction. The history of Cambridge University Library is synonymous with A history of enlightened support.

Today, Cambridge University Library is one of the world’s most important repositories of the recorded word – in media ranging from 3000-year-old bone to the latest digital resources. Thanks to its open-stack system it offers unrivalled access to its vast collections. As a research and teaching library, it sits at the heart of academic life at Cambridge. As a resource of international importance, it supports scholarship on a global scale.

Buddhist manuscript

The 1,000-year-old manuscript and the stories it tells

One of the greatest treasures of Cambridge University Library is a Buddhist manuscript that was produced in Kathmandu exactly 1,000 years ago. The exquisitely-illustrated Perfection of Wisdom is still revealing fresh secrets.

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