Plan your visit

Cambridge University Library is on West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DR.

Travelling to the UL by bike

Planning your route to the UL can be done via Cyclestreets ( and there is plenty of space to securely lock a bike outside the UL.

Travelling to the UL by road

There is no car parking for exhibition visitors, but pay-and-display spaces are usually available on Queen’s Road or West Road

Travelling by train to Cambridge/ Travelling to the UL from Cambridge railway station

There are frequent trains running between Cambridge railway station and London King’s Cross and Liverpool Street stations, and from the Midlands via Birmingham. Current train timetables can be found at the National Rail enquires website here:

Taxis can be hired outside Cambridge railway station.

Bikes can be rented at numerous city centre bike hire shops. The tourist information office can assist. See

Travelling to the UL by bus / coach

The UL can be found on the ‘Uni 4’ bus routes, and via the park and ride service.

Holiday closures

Over Easter, the August Bank Holiday and Christmas and New Year exhibitions are closed.  Please check the Library opening hours for periods of closure if visiting at these times.

Visitors with disabilities

There is step-free access to the Milstein Exhibition Centre and the Entrance Hall, and reserved parking spaces for blue badge holders. Please telephone in advance to ensure a successful visit: 01223 333030. For further information e-mail


The Milstein Exhibition Centre is the Library’s main exhibition space and usually hosts two major displays each year. It is currently being refurbished, and will open again in March 2019

Two exhibition cases in the in the Library's Entrance Hall provide a venue for a frequently changing series of small displays, often on topical subjects. Entrance Hall exhibitions are accessible whenever the Library is open.