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The Woolf Institute takes great pride in its library. Housed in a state-of-the-art contemporary space overlooking the grounds of Westminster College, its bespoke furniture, shelving and lighting offer an excellent and congenial space in which to study and work. The library ranges over two levels with up to 20 reading/study spaces. Members of the University and CTF may access the Library during opening hours upon production of their University/CTF card; they must sign in at Reception and are also asked to sign the library’s Visitor’s Book which is located in the library on top of the wooden Book Returns unit.  

The Woolf Institute Library’s Collection  

The library’s holdings form a discrete, highly specialised collection exploring Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations. Material includes reference works along with ‘open shelf’ works on religion, historical background, philosophy, socio-political titles, the Arts and current studies allied to the interests of the Institute’s academic and research community. The library uses an abbreviated form of the Library of Congress classification system and offers access to the online catalogue administered by iDiscover, offering a way to search library collections across the University.  

Library Opening and Rules  

Opening Hours: Monday- Friday 10.00-17.00

Please put mobile phones on silent and try to maintain silence in the library out of respect for other readers.  Food and drink (aside from bottled water with a secure top) are not permitted. Smoking in the Institute and its library are strictly prohibited. No one may mark/highlight any of the library’s book holdings/printed material. Please do not ‘colonise’ study spaces so that others are deprived of using them and please return any books consulted to their places when you no longer have need of them.  

Borrowing Books & DVDs  

For those with borrowing rights, up to 5 books may be borrowed for 2 weeks & DVDs overnight or, on Fridays, for the weekend. Books may be renewed online or by emailing the Subject Librarian. There are no fines but any loss of books incurs a charge to replace the lost item(s).  

For those who are not members of the University/CTF

Permission to use the library must be obtained by writing in advance of a visit to the Woolf Institute Subject Librarian at scj22@cam.ac.uk

For any further information please contact the Woolf Institute Subject Librarian Susanne Jennings, MA, MCLIP: library@woolf.cam.ac.uk