The Library is open to current Magdalene College members. This includes 24-hour access, 7 days a week for browsing, borrowing and study spaces.
Request and Collect services will continue to be available over the Summer vacation but please be aware due to staff leave there may be occasional delays in fulfilling requests.
Further details of services can be found in the relevant section of this website. If you are planning on using the Library for the first time please read the induction page and if you have any questions, or would simply like to introduce yourself, please feel free to say hi at the Library Office.
If you would like to borrow a book(s) for collection then please use the Request and Collect form. You can order up to 5 books. We will aim to respond to these requests as soon as possible, but there may be a 48-hour delay over the weekend. Books will be placed for collection in the Porters Lodge.
If you have books to return these can be returned to the New Library dropbox in the foyer or reception desk dropbox.
Finalists returning books not resident in College
If you are a final year student living in the UK (including Northern Ireland), you can request a prepaid Postal Returns Label to return your books to the UL Returns Centre. Books will be forwarded on to the correct library (including Magdalene College Library books).
If you are a final year student living overseas you can request a prepaid Postal Returns Label for faculty, departmental and UL books only. If you have College Library books please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss college book returns.
We hope that you will be able to find many of the resources you need in the physical stock, but many of the books and resources you will need are also available to access online. If you are unsure if an item is available online, or are having problems accessing anything then please contact us and we will check the availability and support you in getting access. There are very good summaries of online resources available on the University Library webpage.
Scanning Service – Books and Articles
The University Library is offering a scanning service for books that are not available online, please do use this service if there are chapters of books that you otherwise cannot access. Information on this service is available on the Scan & Deliver webpage.
Please email email@example.com or phone +44 (0) 1223 332125 if you need help finding resources for your studies or would like any other library or reading-related advice.
We would also like to encourage you to make book recommendations, whether for books we currently don’t hold, new editions or second copies of key texts. This can be done via the book recommendation form.