Robinson Library Opening Times
The library is open 24/7 throughout the year.
Library Office hours: Monday to Thursday 08:30 -12:30, 13:00 -16:30 and Friday 08:30 -12:30, 13:00 - 16:00. There may be occasions when these times will vary.
Information for freshers
A directory of all the libraries at Cambridge can be found here https://www.libraries.cam.ac.uk/libraries-directory/libraries-a-z
Layout and Classification
The library is organized over three floors:
The classification system we use is a modified version of the Dewey Decimal system.
The library operates a self-issue system for borrowing books.
There are simple instructions on how to do this next to the two self-issue machines. You will need your University card to borrow books. Undergraduate loans are for 7 days with no limit on renewals, graduate and staff loans are for 28 days and can also be renewed. The loan limit is 10 items from Robinson Library.
To log in to your library account go to https://idiscover.lib.cam.ac.uk and click Login to iDiscover at the top right of the page. Select Current Staff and Students of University of Cambridge and use your CRSid and Raven password. Then click on your name and select My Loans to see loans from all libraries.
Further guidance about borrowing from Cambridge Libraries is available here https://libguides.cam.ac.uk/borrowing
The only fines are for late return of requested books. When a user requests a book that is on loan to you please return this book to the library within 3 days otherwise a fine of £1 per book per day is charged. You pay fines through the online fines payment system accessed from your library account.
We have table lamps and book rests, a standing desk, guillotine, binding machine, stapler, hole-punch, scissors and a skeleton for use in the library.
Library Regulations – Please read