Our award-winning Jerwood Library is open 24-hours a day to Trinity Hall’s undergraduate and graduate students and Fellows. It was built in 1998 as an addition to an early 20th century set of staircases. The library overhangs the River Cam and offers excellent views.
Housed over five levels, the Jerwood Library provides a quiet and comfortable place to 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.
- Open 24 hours a day to the undergraduates, current graduate students and fellows of Trinity Hall
- Comprehensive collection of books, e-resources and DVDs.
- Wireless internet access available throughout
- Beautiful Reading Room is a popular laptop-free space for quiet study.
We are customer-led in our selection and provision of books, and are always extremely happy to receive recommendations from our users.
The Jerwood Library was designed by Freeland Rees Roberts and was officially opened in May 1999 by the Rt. Hon. The Lord Howe of Aberavon CH QC, an alumnus of Trinity Hall. Funded by the Jerwood Foundation it has won a Civic Trust Award and a David Urwin Award for Conservation.
The bold design has taken sensitive account of the building’s environment, in particular its position directly on the River Cam facing the Backs, the adjoining 1909 building and the adjacent bridge over the river. The structure is steel framed with a great deal of glazing to take advantage of the exceptional views.
Searching the Library
How to find books, catalogues and journals in the College and University Libraries.