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Please note that the Woolf Institute Library is currently closed for redevelopment. However, if you wish to gain access to the library, please contact Dr Emma Harris.


The Woolf Institute takes great pride in its library. Its holdings are integrated into the University's Newton Catalogue but form a discrete, highly specialised collection of several thousand volumes. The Institute invests substantial funds into the library each year in order to ensure that it offers a first-rate and up-to-date resource for scholars interested in Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations. As we are able to make more teaching material available to our students electronically, the bulk of our library budget goes into highly specialised research monographs and conference proceedings.

Our staff, visiting fellows and students have access to the library. Other members of the Cambridge Theological Federation and university students who have registered to use the Federation libraries can gain access (see below).

Online Catalogue

The library has an online catalogue administered by the Cambridge University library, which coordinates the catalogues of over one hundred academic libraries in Cambridge. You can check the catalogue here.

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