College Library

The College Library serves members of Trinity College and aims to stock all the books required for undergraduate courses, as well as a wide range of works for taught postgraduate courses and research students. In this section you will find information about using the College Library and the collections and facilities located in the Library.

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Term time borrowing 10 books and 10 non-books items
2 online renewals
Vacation borrowing 10 books and 10 non-book items
All items are due back on the first day of term

Overdue fines: 50p per item per day
View your borrowing record to see when your items are due or to renew them.

Desk spaces

Plug sockets for laptop users have been fitted underneath the tables at the eastern end of the Reading Room. When you leave the library please ensure that any items you leave behind are kept to one seating area only, and that you have put a reservation slip with your name and the date on any library books you wish to leave there.


The Library is equipped with two Mac desktop computers and two PCs with scanner and print facilities in the Computer Room on first floor, and with four Macs downstairs in the Catalogue Room. The first two are for browsing the catalogue only, while the two furthest away from the entrance are fully operational including internet access and printing. A DS login and password are required to access these computers.

The computer in the Law Reading Room gives access to the College Library catalogue and to the Cambridge University Library and Union catalogues. A DS login and password are required to access this computer.


To find out how to connect to WiFi in the library, please go to the MyTrin page on Connecting to the Wireless Network.


There are two self-service photocopier/scanners in the Catalogue Room. You will need your university card or DS user name and password to use them. Photocopying credit can be obtained by using DS-Print eCredit.

For information about compliance with copyright legislation, please click here.

Comb binding

The Library provides a comb binding service at a cost of £2.00 per item. This is available from Monday to Friday between 9.00 and 5.00. Please allow 24 hours for the binding to be completed.