The Haddon Library

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The Canonical Stack—book sculpture by
Christopher Evans and Issam Kourbaj (photograph, David Webb). The sculpture was an arrangement of books, mainly from the Haddon Library, and was photographed in situ there on 8 March 2008. All the books are now back in their normal use.

The Haddon Library serves the staff, research students and undergraduates of the University, together with members of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Staff and students of other Universities are welcome to read here, on production of evidence of academic bona fides. Other visitors should enquire in advance.

The Haddon Library Donation Button

You can donate to the Haddon Library online. Or, if you prefer, read the library's appeal and then donate online. Start by clicking the 'Give Online' button above. Thanks!

News and Events

Easter 2021

The Haddon Library will re-open for study spaces on 27 April. Spaces will be available from 10.00-1.00 and 2.00-5.00. You may register for one spot per day. Bookings for Easter term will open soon. We will need to keep the windows open for ventilation, so please wear layers or bring a blanket.

To borrow books during Easter term, please book a click-and-collect appointment. Library staff will issue books to your record and leave them on the table in the foyer. Do not come up to the library (unless you have booked a study space). You may also book a time to return books to the foyer table.

To request a scan from a book in the Haddon Library, please use the University Library’s scan-and-deliver service.

During Easter term, we plan to offer classes on referencing, academic reading and academic writing. Check back soon to see the class descriptions and to book a space.

Please email with any questions. We are happy to help!

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