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The UL: One minute memories

Collecting the stories of your UL.

To coincide with the opening of our latest exhibition Tall Tales: Secrets of the Tower, Cambridge University Library is crowd sourcing the memories, stories and favourite extracts of readers past and present. The University Library building reverberates with the history of things read, knowledge created, and people met. We want to capture those moments.

Share an extract from your favourite book or manuscript, send us your stories of using the UL, reflect on the building or it collections.

If you would like to participate, all you have to do is record a one-minute video or audio clip of your oral history. Say you who are, what your relationship with Cambridge University Library is and give us your memory. If you are interested in participating please get in touch at

The project has been funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.