Collections

Emmanuel Library houses the following collections:

  • Reference (location: 2nd floor, landing outside the Main Reading Room)
  • Cambridge Collection: (location: Laing Centre, Atrium, closed access, mainly reference only). Please ask a member of staff at Library Reception between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. if you wish to consult material from the Cambridge Collection
  • Cloke Film Collection: (location: Main Reading Room). Empty DVD cases. Please take DVD cases to Library Reception during staffed hours to borrow DVDs
  • Open Reserve: (location: 3rd and 4th floors)
  • Closed Reserve: (location: closed access, reference only). Please ask a member of staff at Library Reception between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. if you wish to consult material in Closed Reserve
  • Fiction : from Harry Potter to Hilary Mantel (location: 2nd floor, Wates Room). Books borrowed from this section are in addition to the standard 10 book loan allowance, and can be issued and returned as normal on the self-service machine
  • Old Members’ Collection: books by and presented by former members of the College (location: 4th floor reading room). Exception: where it is considered more useful for our readers some books are shelved elsewhere in the library with their subject