The New Library
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the New Library is a purpose-built space in College for Magdalene students to meet, work, relax and find inspiration.
The New Library is open to Members of Magdalene College only. Information about alumni visits and external access can be found on Visiting and Supporting the Library page.
Library Overview and Inductions
Key information about the College Library. Your College library provides you with a place to study, access to resources across all subjects and help and support from Library staff.
Studying in the Library
A guide to the study spaces and facilities available in the Library and the rules and etiquette for using the Library space.
Library Collections and Finding Items
An overview of the library’s physical and electronic collections, and how to search for and find items in the library.
Borrowing and Managing your Library Account
Guidance on borrowing, requests, returns and using other Cambridge Libraries.
Users of the College Library are warmly encouraged to recommend items for purchase. If there is a copy of something you need and that we don’t have, recommend it!
Accessibility and Welfare
Further help and support is available across the Cambridge Libraries for accessibility, disabilities and student welfare.
Click and Collect
Use the click and collect service to ask staff to retrieve items and reserve them for collection.
Visiting and Supporting the Library
Information on visiting the library and the library Donation Policy.
Family Book Fund
The Magdalene Family Book Fund is a new initiative to significantly grow and enhance the College library collections. A £50 gift will support the purchase of books for the award-winning New Library.
The Robert Cripps Gallery
The Robert Cripps Gallery opened in November 2021 as a gallery space for visiting exhibitions and for displaying parts of the College art collection to the wider community.