Old Library and College Archives
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, access to the Old Library is strictly limited to those making appointments to research in the library. Research enquiries are welcome via email, email@example.com (old library enquiries) and firstname.lastname@example.org (archives). The Old Library remains closed to all other visitors and non-resident Members.
The Old Library, which is distinct from the Pepys Library, is Magdalene’s collection of rare books and manuscripts which has evolved throughout the history of the College. The Old Library also currently houses the College Archives, which comprise the historical records of the College, including the College’s institutional and estate records and personal papers of former and current Fellows and students.
The Old Library
Magdalene’s collection of rare books and manuscripts which has evolved throughout the history of the College. The Old Library also collects modern publications relating to the College and to Cambridge more widely.
The College Archives
The College Archives aim to provide a record of the College as an institution, as well as of its current and former Members. The Archives holds records dating from the sixteenth century up to the present day.