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College and Wren Library

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.

College and Wren Library

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.

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General information

Here you can find out more about our opening times, how to find us and how to get in touch.

Collections

More about the different collections available from the College Library and how to find them.

Facilities and Maps

Shelving maps are available for each of the resource areas within the College Library, as well as information about the Law Reading Room.

Rules and Regulations

All users of the Library must ensure they are familiar with the Rules and Regulations of the Library.

Latest from the Crewe Collection

The collection includes major works of English and French literature, rare political pamphlets, trial transcripts and several unpublished literary manuscripts, as well as first editions inscribed by Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, and Tennyson.

Medieval Manuscripts

The Wren Digital Library provides access to digitised collections from the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Wren Digital Library

Modern Manuscripts

Highlights from the modern digitized materials including Papers of Ramanujan’s, Sraffa and Wittgenstein.

Medieval Manuscripts

Over one hundred years ago M.R. James, the great cataloguer, medieval scholar, and author, published The Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge: a Descriptive Catalogue.

Printed Books

View the online records of the printed books available within the Library

Digital Displays

We have put together a series of visual displays to give an idea of the some of the books and manuscripts kept in the Library.

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Wren Library

Highlights from the modern digitized materials including Papers of Ramanujan’s, Sraffa and Wittgenstein.

Information for Readers

Over one hundred years ago M.R. James, the great cataloguer, medieval scholar, and author, published The Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge: a Descriptive Catalogue.

Special Collections

View the online records of the printed books available within the Library

The Library on Social Media

Our blog, Treasures from the Collection, focuses on the digitisation project, items from the Crewe Collection, and news of interest to the general public visiting the Wren and our website in order to see the collection, whether in person or in digital format.

Our Twitter feed and Facebook page give us the chance to showcase our beautiful Medieval and Modern collections, by linking images to relevant anniversaries and current events. A great place to enjoy the Wren Digital Library and its treasures; to be aware of new posts being published in our blog; and to keep abreast of developments and news relating to the students library too.

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