The purpose-built Study Centre occupies the narrow site (formerly the Darwin family kitchen garden) between the Old Granary and the main Silver Street bridge across the Cam. The building was designed to provide members with a quiet working space and computing facilities, and to house the College Library.
The library contains a general collection of about 10,000 books, consisting of works of reference and a selection of literature, with the aim of helping to stimulate and satisfy members’ curiosity and to encourage wide reading. No attempt is made to provide a comprehensive resource for members’ specialised research, which is catered for by the University Library and Faculty Libraries.
Information on finding and borrowing books and DVDs and on our special collections is on the Library Information Pages.
The open-plan design of the interior of the Study Centre and Library produces an attractively light working space, but the openness also means that members must be considerate and avoid disturbing others while moving around and while working.
In addition to keeping the building as a quiet area, members are asked not to eat, and to only drink from covered containers, while in the Centre.
Interested members of the College are also warmly invited to sit on the Library Committee.