The Library

The College Library is divided into two sections. The Old Library dates from 1624 and houses historic manuscripts, rare books and personal papers. The modern Working Library houses borrowable books and current periodicals, as well as computer and work facilities to which members have 24 hour access.



Engraving showing George Psalmanazar’s imaginary account of a Formosan funeral
The fictitious adventures of an 18th century con artist, who fooled London society for years with his made-up travellers’ tales, are being put on public display at St John’s College for the first time as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.The...


22nd Apr 2014

Calling all artistic members of College!

The annual Art and Photography Competition will be accepting entries from undergraduate and postgraduate members of College from 22-25 April. Entries...