Library and Archive

Distinctive and cosy, our libraries are both havens of Trinity Hall.

Having inspiring study spaces is an important part of the University of Cambridge experience, and Trinity Hall has 2 libraries that each brings something different. Our award-winning Jerwood Library is open 24/7 to the Trinity Hall community and offers incredible views over the River Cam. The Old Library offers a true slice of Cambridge history, found in a red-brick Tudor building dating back to c1590. This is the oldest library in Cambridge still in its original setting.

Jerwood Library

This 5-storey library overhangs the River Cam, and was built in 1998 as an addition to an early 20th century set of staircases in Trinity Hall. This inviting space provides a quiet spot to study, where students feel relaxed and focused. There is an impressive collection of books and e-resources, wireless internet access throughout, and a tranquil reading room.

Old Library

A hidden gem of Cambridge, the history wrapped up in the Old Library is immense. Virtually untouched since the 1580s, this is a place to discover collections of manuscripts and early printed books, as well as medieval and post-medieval manuscripts.