Scope and Contents
The records relate to the development and management of the Library's holdings, buildings and staff.
Conditions Governing Access
Records of governance and finance are restricted for 50 and 30 years respectively by order of the Library Syndicate. Records containing personal data restricted for 80 years under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated in catalogue entries.
Conditions Governing Use
Requests to publish text should be addressed to the Keeper of University Archives, photographs to the Head of the Digital Content Unit. Both are at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR.
Biographical / Historical
The Library was housed in the Schools buildings and vicinity from about 1350 until 1934 when it moved to new, purpose-built accommodation west of the river, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. For preliminary information, see J.C.T. Oates Cambridge University Library: a history. From the beginnings to the Copyright Act of Queen Anne (CUP: Cambridge, 1986) and David McKitterick Cambridge University Library: a history. The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (CUP: Cambridge, 1986).
c. 200 linear metre(s) : paper, photograph, negative, wood, metal
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