About the Library
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)
Annual Survey 2015 Feedback
We asked you to complete our library survey last term and we had a great response. We promised to gather together the main points of feedback to give you an idea how the library is doing, in your eyes, and to respond to some of the general themes that came up. The result of the covered drinks trial is in there too!
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 offering excellent views of the river and its explorers. 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.
The library houses, over five levels, a comprehensive collection of borrowable books, DVDs, reference works, and journals. Wireless internet access is available throughout the library, while the beautiful Reading Room is a popular computer-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.
Contact the Library:
The Jerwood Library
Head of Library Services
t: +44 1223 332546
t: +44 1223 764464
Fellow Archivist & Librarian
Dr William O'Reilly
t: +44 1223 765956