The Haddon Library

Closures over Easter
Friday, 7th April, 2017

The Haddon Library will be closed from Good Friday (14 April) to Easter Monday (17 April) inclusive. In other words, it will shut at 17:00 on Thursday 13th and re-open at 09:00 on Tuesday 18th.

And it will close for lunch, 13:00-14:00, on Monday 10th to Thursday 13th inclusive.

Sorry if these are inconvenient.

Easter vacation
Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017

The Haddon’s vacation opening hours are Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00.

We shall be closed all day at weekends. We shall be closed from Good Friday, 14 April, to Easter Monday, 17 April, inclusive — in other words, we shut at 17:00 on Thursday 13 April and re-open at 09:00 on Tuesday 18 April.

We might, during the vacation, need to close at other times for days, half-days, and lunch hours. But we’ll give due notice of such additional closures, if we have to make them.


Term-time borrowing rules come back into force.


Exam term begins. If any restricted-access loans have been extended for the vac, they’ll be due back on this day.


Books borrowed on vacation loan should be returned to the Haddon.

Haddon Library closure Thursday 13:45
Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017

For the surveying in preparation for the electrical works later in the year, the Haddon Library will close at 13:45 on Thursday 23 March.

We might be able to re-open after ca 15:00, but we don’t guarantee it. Check by phone 01223 333506 or email haddon-library [at]

Lent Term opening hours
Saturday, 28th January, 2017

Monday to Thursday 08:45–17:15
Friday 09:15-17:15
Saturday 11:00-16:00

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016

Check out for answers to any Cambridge library questions you have.

“How do I use referencing software?”

“How do I request a book that is out on loan?”

“How do I know if a book is scholarly?”

are popular at the moment, and you can type in questions of your own as well.

Vacation borrowing starts Monday 7 March
Friday, 4th March, 2016

A return date of Friday 22 April will apply to anything you borrow then — from Monday 7 March for most of the vacation.

Once vacation borrowing starts, you will be able to renew your existing loans, in most cases, for the whole of the vac.

If you want a book for the vacation and someone else has it out, you can recall it; online up to Sunday 6 March, or by asking us of the Haddon team after vacation borrowing has started.  Note that you can’t expect recalled books to come back quite so fast once people start to leave Cambridge.

Pitt Rivers’ germs
Friday, 12th February, 2016

See for the script of our 2015 Alumni Festival presentation!

Use Newton when LibrarySearch crashes
Thursday, 28th January, 2016

Newton is older and clunkier and doesn’t let you search all the libraries at one go — but sometimes Newton stays up better than LibrarySearch, and you might find you prefer it.

If you’re in LibrarySearch and want to slip over to Newton, you’ll see the word ‘Newton’ among those options shown in the black line at the top of the screen. Click on ‘Newton’ and you’ll be taken straight there.

Lent Term opening hours
Monday, 11th January, 2016

Monday to Thursday 08:45–17:15
Friday 09:15-17:15
Saturday 11:00-16:00

The term begins on Tuesday 12 January.

Haddon books borrowed during the vacation are due for return on Friday 15 January.  You can renew the loans at .

We’ll keep lost property to the end of the following month
Thursday, 17th December, 2015

We’ll dispose of things found in the Haddon that are not claimed, or traceable to owners, at the end of the calendar month following the discovery (with the legal fiction that the Long Vac amounts to a calendar month).

At the moment, we have one item of unclaimed property: a keyring with two keys, marked “9th ICAANE”. Is it yours?