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I think our college library is the prettiest and most comfortable in Cambridge. I usually come here for inspiration - with the attitude inside and the gorgeous views outside, it makes you want to work even more. (TH graduate student, 2011)

Trinity Hall takes great pride in the Jerwood Library which was opened in May 1999. Built as an addition to an early 20th century set of staircases, the library overhangs the River Cam and offers excellent views. Open 24 hours a day to the undergraduates, current graduate students and fellows of Trinity Hall, the library provides a quiet and comfortable place to study. It houses, over five levels, a comprehensive collection of books, e-resources and DVDs. Wireless internet access is available throughout, while the beautiful Reading Room is a popular laptop-free space for quiet study. Our main focus is to provide the key texts for Part I undergraduate courses, though we do also purchase some books for Part II and taught graduate courses. We are customer-led in our selection and provision of books, and are always extremely happy to receive recommendations from our users.

Designed by Freeland Rees Roberts, the Library was funded by the Jerwood Foundation. It has won a Civic Trust Award and a David Urwin Award for Conservation.

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Contact the Library:

The Jerwood Library
e: library@trinhall.cam.ac.uk

Director of Library Services

Ms Dominique Ruhlmann
t: +44 1223 332546

Deputy Librarian

Sophie Connor
t: +44 1223 764464

Fellow Librarian

Dr John Pollard
t: +44 1223 765137

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