Seeley Library

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Seeley Historical Library

Here is how we are operating during the pandemic:

Visit the libraryThe library will be be open to a limited number of readers between 10am and 1pm on weekdays from Thursday 25th February onwards. You must use the form below in order to gain access and everyone who can wear a mask should do so in the library. 

Click and Collect: We are operating a Click and Collect service (in term and out of term) so that you can get access to books quickly. You will need to contact the library directly to arrange a time to pick up your Click and Collect orders (between 2pm and 3:30). Please complete the following two steps in order to submit a Click and Collect order:

Cambridge libraries are also working collaboratively to provide a Scan and Deliver service. Material for personal use and research should be requested via the University Library's service (available here: Material which is being scanned and uploaded to Moodle should be requested via the Seeley email address (; staff will send a form which will need to be filled in with all the relevant scanning information. 

Classes: The Seeley team are currently offering classes on using idiscover and literature searching for dissertations. You can book these online classes via the link below:

Speak to library staff: Book an appointment to meet virtually with a member of the Seeley Team. We can help you with literature searches, finding resources for your dissertation/thesis, referencing and storing information. Simply book an appointment via the following link: 

Opening hours: The Seeley is currently closed and we are operating zero-contact services only (please see above).