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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

Rosemary Murray Library

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    Rosemary Murray Library

    The library and IT Resource Centre are open to College members 24 hours a day.  The library is usually staffed between 9.00-12.30 and 13.30-17.00.

    There are a hundred readers' places on three floors, most with an attractive outlook on to Fountain Court or the lawns and trees on the other side of the building. The Rawson Reading Area, over-looking the Rosemary Murray Garden, provides comfortable seating for reading and relaxing.

    The library also provides activities throughout the academic year to promote student wellbeing.  During Easter Term the library also holds a weekly craft hour which students are welcome to attend.

    Our library holdings are available via idiscover. Please see the library guide for more information about our collection and how to borrow books.

    The library also holds the following collections: the Eleanora Duse Collection (books once owned by the famous Italian actress), the Rawson Collection (classics books bequeathed by former fellow, Elizabeth Rawson) and the Women's collection (which began with the gift of the library of the National Union of Women Teachers). 

    The IT Resource Centre adjoins the library and has twenty computers, including a MAC, connected to the University's Managed Cluster Service (MCS) which provides disc space for individuals, some course-related software and common software for word-processing, spreadsheet and statistical analysis, databases etc.  There are also facilities for scanning and printing (for which there is a charge); all PCs have writable CD/DVD drives, and have access to facilities such as the University's email system and the internet.

    There are two other MCS computers and a printer for use only by graduate students in the MCR office in Canning and Eliza Fok House.

    Further information

    Library Guide (collections/borrowing books)
    Library tours and training
    Admission Policy

    Contact us

    The library is staffed by Kirstie Preest (Librarian), Sam Percival (Assistant Librarian), Agnieszka Ochal (Library Assistant) and Alberto Garcia (Library Assistant). 

    Join us, for tea and coffee in the library office every Wednesday between 3-3.30pm during Michaelmas & Lent term and 11.00-11.30am everyday during Easter Term.

    For the latest library updates, follow the library on Facebook: Rosemary Murray Library Twitter: @rosemurlib or Pinterest: rosemurlib.

    Any questions? Please call 01223 762296 or email with any enquiries.