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Library Know How

How do you make the most of Girton College Library?

September 2022

For a summary of Girton College Library & Archive's current services, please see here.



Orientation tours



Welcome videos


Hello from libraries in Cambridge

Welcome to Arts & Humanities libraries in Cambridge (NB Raven login may be required)


'How to' videos

Girton has its own catalogue, which uses Heritage software and which gives you lots of information about the items (books, DVDs, etc) we hold and whether they are on loan.

Getting started on Heritage (Girton's own online catalogue)

Renewing items on Heritage

The bulk of Girton's holdings are also listed on the iDiscover catalogue, which is used by most of the libraries in Cambridge.

Searching iDiscover - a video produced by the Engineering Department

Searching iDiscover - a video produced by CamGuides

How to find and use ebooks at Cambridge

A video produced by the ebooks@Cambridge team

Online Reading Lists

If you are using Reading Lists Online, you can find lots of videos on Cambridge Information Literacy Network YouTube Channel.

Library & Archive

All you need to know about the Girton College Library and Archive

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