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.

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"Bound by Step [Two Faces]": Wordsworth's life-mask and sculpture by Nick Gear
William Wordsworth is one of the best-known poets of the Romantic period. Now a new exhibition at St John’s College is taking a fresh look at Wordsworth’s life and inspiration.
New in History: Global rules : America, Britain and a disordered world by James E. Cronin.
1590 chart showing the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Charts illustrating the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Henry VIII’s love letters to Anne Boleyn and a red velvet book once owned by Queen Elizabeth I are amongst the items going on public display at St John’s College for Open Cambridge this weekend.

Events

20th Oct 2014

An exhibition featuring a new video work by local artist Nick Gear, in response to William Wordsworth's much-loved 'Daffodils' poem. Items from the Library's extensive Wordsworth collection will...

5th Nov 2014

Cedric Price (BA 1955) was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. His ideas continue to fire the imagination of successive generations of architects,...