Library opening hours, summer 2019

During the Long Vacation, Girton College Library will be open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday only (closed weekends).
However, some days may have shorter opening hours and/or be closed over lunch, depending on staff availability. A list will be posted here and kept up-to-date:-

The Library will be closed from 5.00pm on Friday 16 August until 9.00am on Monday 2 September.

It may also be necessary to close for other periods at short notice. If planning a journey specifically to use the Library, it would be worth contacting us in advance: telephone 01223 338970 or email

Full Term opening hours and weekend opening recommence immediately before the start of the Michaelmas Full Term (Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October).

Archive and special collections:

Opening hours for the Archive and Special Collections are separate; if you are planning to visit in person, please see the Arranging a visit webpage.  Thank you.

Vacation availability of external study rooms:

D33 and D35 (group study rooms) will remain available for use for study purposes only throughout the Long Vacation, with the exception of the Festival Weekend (when both rooms will be closed).
D34 (quiet study room) will remain available for use as a study room until the end of June. It will not then be available for use as a study room until the start of September.
Chapel Wing Reading Room came out of use as a study room at the end of Wednesday 12 June. It will resume use as a study room on Monday 14 October.