Library News


Library opening hours, summer 2019

June 25, 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:-

  • Tuesday, 16 July: Due to works on fuse board the upper Library will not have lights, power or Wi-Fi and there will be no lights or power in the older sections of the downstairs of the Library. Hopefully, the work will only take the one day but it might roll over into part of the Wednesday as well. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
  • Tuesday, 23 July:  The Library’s IT Area will be in use for staff training that day; although there will be computers and printers available for use, the area will not be available for quiet study. The B.2A computer room remains available for members of the College.
  • Week from 22nd to 28th July: opening hours will be / Monday – Wednesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm / Thursday – Friday: 9.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm /                         Saturday – Sunday: closed
  • Week from 29th July to 4nd August: opening hours will be / Monday – Thursday: 9.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm / Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm / Saturday – Sunday: closed
  • Wednesday, 14 August:  opening hours will be 9.00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5.00pm
  • Tuesday, 10 September: opening hours will be 9.0am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5.00pm
  • Thursday, 12 September: opening hours will be 9.0am-1pm and 2pm-5.00pm

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 library@girton.cam.ac.uk.

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.


Library end of term arrangements, Easter Term 2019

June 5, 2019

All loaned items are due back by 11pm on Monday 10 June:

If this is likely to cause problems because of exams or outstanding work, please contact the Library to make a special arrangement – tel: 01223 338970 or e-mail: library@girton.cam.ac.uk.

**Graduands: You will not be allowed to attend the graduation buffet if you owe money to the College or to the University. This includes the value of items that have not been returned to libraries and any unpaid library fines. You should therefore return all library loans and pay any fines by Monday 10 June. Any fines still outstanding at noon on Friday 14 June will be charged to your College bill. If items have not been returned by this time, their full replacement cost plus fines will be charged.**

 

Vacation borrowing starts at 1pm on Wednesday 12 June:

The Library will be closed that morning for final checking and tidying; if there is an URGENT reason why you must use the Library, please ring the doorbell.

You may borrow up to 10 books for the vacation. No vacation borrowing is permitted until all term books are returned, and fines paid and bills settled.

Please note that there is no borrowing from the external study rooms.

Anything borrowed for or during the vacation will due back by 11pm on Wednesday 9 October.

**We regret that graduands may not borrow from the College Library after Monday 10 June 2019.**

 

Vacation opening hours:

The Library will be open 10am–11pm on Saturday 15 June and Sunday 16 June.

Thereafter, the Library will be open Mondays to Fridays, 9am–5pm (closed weekends). However some days may have shorter opening hours and/or be closed over lunch, depending on staff availability.

The Library will be closed completely for a fortnight beginning Monday 19 August, re-opening on Monday 3 September.

It may also be necessary to close at other times, possibly at short notice. If planning a journey specifically to use the Library, we recommend that you phone ahead to check availability – 01223 338970.

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

 

Vacation availability  of external study rooms:

D33 and D35 (group study rooms) will remain available for use throughout the Long Vacation.

D34 (quiet study room) will remain available for use until the end of June. It will not then be available for use until the start of September.

Chapel Wing Reading Room will come out of use as a study room at the end of Wednesday 12 June.  Any personal items left in it after that date will be treated as lost property.  It will resume use as a study room on Monday 14 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.








Library end of term arrangements, Michaelmas Term 2018

November 21, 2018

All loaned items are due back by 11pm on Monday 26 November:

If this is likely to cause problems because of outstanding work, please contact the Library to make a special arrangement – tel: (3)38970 or email: library@girton.cam.ac.uk

 

Vacation borrowing starts at 1pm on Wednesday 28 November:

The Library will be closed that morning for final checking and tidying. Should there be any URGENT reason why you must use the Library that morning, please ring the doorbell.

You may borrow up to 10 items for the vacation. No vacation borrowing is permitted until all term loans are returned and bills settled.

Vacation loans are due back by 11pm on Wednesday 16 January 2019.

 

Vacation opening hours:

The Library will open 10am-11pm on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December.

Thereafter, opening hours will be 9am to 5pm, weekdays only (closed weekends). However some days may have shorter opening hours and/or be closed over lunch, depending on staff availability. It may also be necessary to close at other times, possibly at short notice. If planning a journey specifically to use the Library, we recommend that you phone ahead to check availability – 01223 338970.

The Library and external study rooms will close for Christmas at 5pm on Wednesday 19 December 2018 and re-open at 9am on Thursday 3 January 2019.

Full Term opening hours begin again the weekend before the Lent Full Term (12-13 January 2019).

 

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


For Further Information About The Library

Jenny Blackhurst
Librarian
library@girton.cam.ac.uk
t: +44 (0) 1223 338970