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The New Library Magdalene College Cambridge

Visiting and Supporting the Library

Visiting the New Library

The New Library is open to Members of Magdalene College only.

Alumni are welcome to visit Monday-Friday 10am-12pm and 2-4pm. If you would like to visit, please email

The New Library is closed to non-resident Members during Easter Term (April - June). 

Donations Policy

Throughout its history the College Library has benefitted from book donations.

We are always very grateful to receive publication donations to the library. Those wishing to make a donation are advised to contact the Library in advance, and if possible to provide a list of books being offered to check against our current holdings.

The primary purpose of the College Library is to support undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses, constraints on resources may mean that we must be selective in what books we can accept.

Donations and bequests are accepted on the understanding that the books become the property of the College on receipt, and may be removed at any time in the future. Items that are not retained (either at the time of receipt or subsequently) may be passed to other libraries, sold or otherwise disposed of, the proceeds of any sales being used to the benefit of the College.

For further information, please download our Libraries and Archives Donation Policy.

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