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Registering to borrow books from the Balfour Library

  • Using a valid University Card
  • Using a valid University Library card

Finding books (printed and electronic)

  • Using iDiscover, the online catalogue
  • Using the card catalogue in the Balfour Library
  • Recommended reading
  • Classification scheme
  • How to get a book not held anywhere in the University of Cambridge
  • How to recommend a book for purchase by the Balfour Library
  • ebooks@cambridge
  • Online dictionaries

Borrowing books

  • Loan periods
  • How to borrow and return a book
  • How to see if a book is on loan
  • How to recall a book that is on loan

New books (printed and electronic)