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Undergraduate Study


We admit the most academically able and motivated students and provide them with inspiring, world class teaching. We’re confident that we also offer the best resources and facilities to support their learning.


You certainly won’t be short of libraries at Cambridge – the collegiate University has more than 100!

  • College libraries contain standard course texts and other related materials.
  • Faculty and department libraries offer more specialised collections and electronic resources for particular subjects.
  • The main University Library (or UL) is a legal deposit library holding more than eight million books, journals and other documents ranging in age from 3,000 year-old manuscripts to the latest electronic articles.
  • You can use the online Spacefinder tool to find out about libraries and other study spaces across the city.

To ensure you get the most from the University’s libraries, the UL and many of the College, faculty and department libraries offer practical sessions and one-to-one help. These include introductory tours, sessions to highlight the resources available for particular disciplines and information skills classes.

For further information, visit the University Library website.

Computing and IT

The University Information Services (UIS) work in partnership with your College and department to provide computing facilities to help you with your academic work.

Most student rooms are connected to the University network and internet, and wireless hotspots are available throughout the University and Colleges. In addition, all Colleges and many departments have computer rooms, offering a range of general and specialist software, as well as printers and scanners.

The UIS offers comprehensive support, including:

For further information, visit the University Information Services website.

Language Centre

The Language Centre provides language-learning opportunities to all students wishing to take up or continue a language. Our Language Programme (CULP) offers taught courses at various levels in a number of languages. We also run a popular conversation exchange scheme with native speakers, and conversation sessions for students to maintain their spoken ability. For international students, we offer an academic English support programme.

Our range of static and interactive resources includes books, CDs, foreign films and online programmes. In addition, the John Trim Centre houses self-study resources in more than 180 languages (including English) and a dedicated Advising Team
is available to help and advise.

For further information, visit the Language Centre website.

Museums and collections

Cambridge has nine specialist museums and collections, all of which are open to students and the public. The fascinating exhibits range from dinosaurs to modern art, and rock samples to Rembrandt. Even if none relate directly to your course, a look at the whale skeletons, classical sculpture or the totem poles from Vancouver has to add something to your time at Cambridge!

For further information, visit the museums and collections website.