General Information including opening hours

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Trinity College Library is the largest of the Cambridge college libraries with a total book stock of some 300,000 volumes. The modern College Library serves the needs of members of the College, particularly students of undergraduate taught courses. In addition to its undergraduate collections, the Library has significant rare books and manuscript collections and also houses the College archive.

The Library is open to all members of Trinity College. It consists of the student library (Reading Room and Lower Library), the Law Reading Room and the historic Wren Library. Members of the public may visit the Wren Library during public opening times and academic readers may consult the special collections by prior appointment.

Opening Hours

College Library (Reading Room and Lower Library)

In the vacation, the Library will be open to Trinity students and members

Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm;

Saturday from 9am to 5pm;

Closed on Sundays.

Law Reading Room

Monday – Sunday 24 hours

Wren Library


The Library is currently closed to readers until further notice. Please contact us at if you need assistance with access to the Wren Digital Library, or for scanning/photography requests.

Members of the public

The Wren Library is closed to the public until further notice.

Members of College

The Library is open Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00pm. Members of College may visit the Wren during opening hours.  If you wish to make an appointment to consult an item please email, or ask at the Enquiry Desk to make an appointment.

Library Closures

All parts of the Library are normally closed on Christmas Eve and the four following days: New Year’s Day Bank Holiday, Good Friday to Easter Monday, and August Bank Holiday.


Where to find us

The Library is located in Trinity College, Cambridge. General Visitors should enter the College via either Great Gate, Garret Hostel Lane or the Avenue. Access is via F Nevile’s Court. The separate Law Reading Room is in F Bishop’s Hostel.


College Library

One step down to ground floor. Temporary ramp available. Carpeted and smooth, but with narrow aisles. The Reading Room is up a flight of stairs with handrails. The library is always staffed when open, and staff will fetch books if needed. Library guides and notices are large, and printed on cream paper. Only one desk with extra lighting, in the Lower Library.

Steps with handrail down to the basement.

Wren Library

Up a wide flight of stairs with a handrail. No lift. Spacious but in places uneven, tiled floors. Magnifying glasses are available.

For any special requirements, please contact the Sub-Librarian. For more guidance on access and assistance that can be offered by the College, please see the University’s Disability Resource Centre website.


Contact the Library


Trinity College Library Cambridge CB2 1TQ


(01223) 338488


Please give a full postal address and telephone number when contacting us by email.


There is a live chat service available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. You will need to access Moodle in order to use it.