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.



As part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, documents offering a glimpse of how much of the University of Cambridge found itself on the wrong side of the English Civil War are going on public display.As the University that famously educated Oliver...
An unhappy student taking a University exam.
A diary of a 19th century undergraduate, which provides a rare insight into the life of a Cambridge student, is among the items going on public display at St John’s College this weekend for Open Cambridge.If you think Cambridge students have a heavy...


1st Oct 2015

Classic adventure stories and traditional fables, poems and songs, riddles and picture books, fantasy and tales from real life jostle with primers and historic schoolbooks in this...