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Opening hours

entranceFull Term

08:30-17:00, Monday to Thursday

08:30-16:30, Friday

09:15-12:30, Saturday, OUT OF HOURS CARD-HOLDERS ONLY. Invigilator only service, registering of University Cards for book borrowing not possible.


08:30-17:00, Monday to Thursday

08:30-16:30, Friday

The Library will close for Christmas at 5:00pm on Tuesday 23rd December and will re-open at 8:30am on Monday 5th January 2015.

The Library Office is not always staffed. Any reader requiring assistance should contact the  before they come to the Library.

Access out of hours is highly restricted - ask the  for more information.

For information on who the Balfour Library admits, and during which times, please see the Admissions page.

View the University of Cambridge Term Dates here.

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